Waldoboro Police Department is seeking information related to a cat which was pierced with an arrow and later died, according to Chief Bill Labombarde.
Lorraine Prock, who owns Prock Ridge Farm with her husband, Merle, discovered the pierced cat on her porch the evening of Dec. 7 as she went to let her dogs out.
According to Prock, the arrow pierced the cat near its eye and came out somewhere near its hip.
“I don’t know how it got up over the steps because that arrow was sticking out quite a ways,” Prock said.
Labombarde confirmed Dec. 17 that Waldoboro’s Animal Control Officer Laurice Ducharme went to the Procks’ home on Dec. 7 regarding the cat, but was unable to share many details about the case.
“From the sound of it, and the type of arrow, it sounds like it could be suspicious,” Labombarde said. “But, it’s under investigation, so I can’t comment further.”
Labombarde did confirm the arrow was a target arrow, and that the cat has since died.
Prock said she had seen the cat around her barn, but “it was wild, you couldn’t get near it.”
The cat traveled the neighborhood, Prock said, as it had turned up near her daughter-in-law’s home about half a mile away.
“I guess he was a roamer, but that’s no excuse to shoot him with an arrow,” Prock said.
Anyone with information relating to the incident is asked to call the Waldoboro Police Department at 832-4500.