The Berryville Police Department is investigating an incident of animal cruelty that happened in the Battlefield Estates area of Berryville on December 31, 2011. Police responded to a call that a domestic cat had been seriously injured. The owners of the cat transported it to an emergency veterinarian where x-rays determined that a projectile had shattered a leg and lodged in the chest cavity. The cat belongs on the 300 block of Breckenridge Court.
The cat is an adult male Tabby weighing about fifteen pounds. He has green eyes with a charcoal, brown, and gray color pattern with white paws. He also has a distinctive raccoon-like bushy tail.
The cat was last seen in good health at 5:00 pm on December 31, 2011 and later discovered injured around 6:00 pm by a neighbor.
Anyone who may have heard or observed anything associated with this incident is requested to contact the Berryville Police Department at (540) 955-3863.