BLACKSTONE (AP/CBS) — Police in Massachusetts are looking for the person who shot a pet cat with an arrow that later had to be euthanized.

Police in Blackstone received a report of the shot cat at about 7 p.m. Thursday in the owner’s backyard.

Because the arrow was short police think it was possibly fired from a crossbow.

An arrow was seized as evidence after a cat died from being shot by the arrow in Blackstone (Photo credit Blackstone Police)

The cat was taken to a local animal hospital before it was transferred to Tufts University’s Cummings Veterinary Medical Center in Grafton but the cat was “unable to be saved and needed to be euthanized due to its injuries.”

Police are offering a $500 reward for information leading to the arrest of the person responsible.

The cat’s owner is worried for others in the area.

“There’s a park across the street, there’s the bike path we just want the area to be safe for people to have their pets around,” said Donald Ingersoll. “People walk their dogs constantly, I have another cat. There’s cats all around us. So we just want this area to be safe.”

The incident is under investigation by Blackstone police and the Blackstone animal control officer.

No arrests have been announced.

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