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Cat shot in face with .22 caliber weapon dies

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Source: Community Cat Coalition of Saginaw Source: Community Cat Coalition of Saginaw
SAGINAW COUNTY, MI (WNEM) -

A cat has died after someone shot it in the face with a .22 caliber weapon.

Tittabawassee Township Police were called to the 100 block of S. 4th Street on July 27 after a woman said one of her feral cats had been shot, and she wanted officers to put it out of its misery.

When officers arrived they found one of the animal’s eyes had been destroyed, but that the cat didn’t appear to be dying from the injury so they wouldn’t shoot it.

The woman told officers that neighbors had threatened to shoot or kill the feral cats that she cares for on her property, and gave a neighbor’s name to officers.

The department reports it has handled several complaints from neighbors on the conditions the feral cats live in, and create on their property.

While police investigate, a local veterinarian attempted to help the animal.

Dr. Dan Degner, DVM, planned to perform surgery to remove the bullet from between the cat’s nose and eye. On August 1 he confirmed that the cat passed away.

We also told the cat had kittens, but none appear to be hurt.

Tittabawassee Township Police said it is a felony to shoot and injure any domesticated animal. If a suspect is identified, they will seek charges with the prosecutor’s office.

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