Palm Coast, FL – Authorities in Flagler County want to catch up to the person who shot a 5-year-old cat in the face in Palm Coast.
Christina Deangelis owns the cat named “Baby Cat” and found the feline hurt in her driveway. A veterinarian told her the cat had been shot in the face and the most humane thing to do was to euthanize the animal. The bullet went into the cat’s jaw and lodged in it’s shoulder.
The Flagler County Sheriff’s Office has launched an animal cruelty investigation and is asking for help from the public.
Deangelis lives on Laguna Forest Trail, and another one of her cats went missing about 2 weeks before Baby Cat was shot, so she’s afraid someone might have killed that animal as well.
“Whether you’re an animal lover or not, this was somebody’s pet and it was killed,” said Laura Williams, Public Information Officer with FCSO. “And this is illegal. So we would sure like to find out who might have done this. And if somebody else has experienced this in their area, we’d sure like to know about it too.”
If you have any information call 386-313-4911. You can call anonymously to Crime Stoppers at 1-888-277-8477.