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Best Friends Animal Society offers $1,000 reward for information leading to arrest, conviction in animal welfare case where cat was shot with arrow

WASHINGTON CITY, Utah — Kanab-based national animal welfare organization Best Friends Animal Society is offering a $1,000 reward for information leading to the arrest and conviction of person(s) responsible for shooting a cat in the head with an arrow.

The cat was one of several community cats being cared for near a park in Washington City by volunteers with One More Chance C.A.T.S. and had not been seen for a few days. A volunteer found the cat impaled with an arrow and Washington Family Veterinary Clinic accepted the cat for emergency medical treatment.

Now dubbed “Quiver” the cat successfully survived surgery to remove the arrow and the medical team at the veterinarian clinic report she is improving.

“We were all deeply saddened at seeing what Quiver went through, and shocked to know that someone out there could inflict this kind of cruelty on another living being,” said Janice Dankert, supervisor for Best Friends’ Four Directions Community Cat program.

Anyone with information regarding the case is encouraged to call the Washington City Animal Shelter at 435-673- 7194.

Donations for Quiver’s medical care are being taken at the Washington Family Vet Clinic, 969 N. 3050 East. Any donations above and beyond her bills will be put toward an emergency medical fund used to treat other animals in emergency conditions.

About Best Friends Animal Society®

Best Friends Animal Society is the only national animal welfare organization focused exclusively on ending the killing of dogs and cats in America's shelters. An authority and leader in the no-kill movement since its founding in 1984, Best Friends runs the nation's largest no-kill sanctuary for companion animals, as well as life-saving programs in partnership with rescue groups and shelters across the country. Since its founding, Best Friends has helped reduce the number of animals killed in shelters from 17 million per year to about 4 million. Best Friends has the knowledge, technical expertise and on-the-ground network to end the killing and Save Them All®.

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