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Cat has paw amputated after being shot in Lancaster County

Cat has paw amputated after being shot in Lancaster County

Cat has paw amputated after being shot in Lancaster County

Governor Josh Shapiro, Lt. Governor Austin Davis, Pennsylvania State Police Commissioner Colonel Christopher Paris and Department of General Services (DGS) Secretary Reggie McNeil unveiled plans and broke ground on a new Pennsylvania State Police Academy. A moment from the event is pictured.

CONESTOGA TOWNSHIP, Pa. (WHTM) – Lancaster County police are searching for the person who shot a cat, causing serious injury.

State police say that on June 28, officers responded to the 100 block of Safe Harbor Village for a report of animal cruelty. Officers say a stray cat was found that had been limping for about a week and was taken to a veterinary clinic for evaluation.


The clinic determined that the cat was shot in the shoulder and suffered a fracture. As a result of the shot, one of its legs will need to be amputated.

Troopers are investigating whether this was an intentional act or whether the cat was inadvertently shot at a nearby shooting range.