According to a forensic necropsy, a cat found abandoned and deceased in a carrier back in September was shot, YourErie.com posted October 25.
The Humane Society of Northwestern Pennsylvania asked for help back in September to report information regarding the death of a long-haired calico cat who was found on September 14 off of Casler Road in Amity Township at the State Game Lands 162.
The cat was shot while inside the carrier and the necropsy showed he died from two gunshot wounds. The owner, who was found via microchip information that traced him back to the City of Erie, stated the cat had gone missing around four days earlier. The owner isn’t a suspect.
Anyone with information is asked to contact Chief Humane Officer Lisa Stiles at 814-835-8360.
Although no mention is made of a reward, please post any updates to the comment section and I’ll add it to the article as an update.
For those not aware, a necropsy is the examination of an animal after death. The purpose of a necropsy is typical to determine the cause of death, or extent of disease. This involves a careful process of dissection, observation, interpretation, and documentation.
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