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    CAT SHOT with Hunting Arrow- police asking for help

    Recently, in the E Section of Rohnert Park, a resident’s cat was shot with a hunting arrow. Rohnert Park DPS has taken a case and is requesting the public’s assistance for information that could lead us to any possible suspects.

    If you know anything, please call the department at either 707-584-2600 or 707-584-COPS to leave
    an anonymous tip. You can also email [email protected].

    Thank you in advance for your assistance.

    For full details, view this message on the web.

    Text TIP RPDPS followed by your message, to 888777 or Submit an anonymous web tip
    For help, reply HELP to 888777. To cancel, reply STOP to 888777. No charge but Message & Data rates may apply. 2 messages. More info at AT&T, T-Mobile®, Sprint, Verizon Wireless and most other carriers are supported. Contact customer support at [email protected].
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    Re: CAT SHOT with Hunting Arrow- police asking for help


    August 3, 2016
    Reward Offered by Animal Legal Defense Fund for Information Leading to Arrest/Conviction

    SONOMA COUNTY, Calif.—The Animal Legal Defense Fund, the nation’s preeminent legal advocacy organization for animals—headquartered in Cotati, California, is offering a $5,000 reward for information leading to the arrest and conviction of the person or people responsible for shooting a 2-year-old grey and white cat named ‘Steph’ with a small-game hunting arrow.

    On Wednesday, July 27, 2016, Steph’s owners discovered him in Rohnert Park’s E-Section, bleeding, with a puncture wound in his leg and a foreign object buried in his chest. Steph is believed to have suffered these injuries on Monday, July 25 or Tuesday, July 26, 2016. Steph’s owners rushed him to a veterinarian, where the object lodged in his chest was revealed to be a small-game hunting arrow tip. Steph is receiving veterinary treatment following the arrow’s removal and is expected to survive.

    Under California law, any person convicted of maliciously and intentionally wounding an animal can be imprisoned for up to three years in county jail and/or fined $20,000 for felony animal cruelty. In California, it is at the district attorney’s discretion whether animal cruelty is charged as a felony.

    “This brutal attack on Steph is indicative of violence posing a risk to the community,” said Stephen Wells, executive director of the Animal Legal Defense Fund. “The link between violence to animals and violence to humans is well documented. We are very glad the police are taking this matter seriously, and we offer our full support.”

    Studies show that those who intentionally abuse animals are five times more likely to commit crimes of violence against humans.

    The Animal Legal Defense Fund urges anyone who has information about this case to come forward and help secure justice for Steph.

    If you have information related to this incident, please contact the Rohnert Park Department of Public Safety at [email protected] or 707.584.2600. The Rohnert Park Department of Public Safety is also accepting anonymous tips in this case at 707.584.COPS (707.584.2677).
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