Cambridge Poice report they and the MSPCA are trying to find the person they say used masking tape and a BB gun to kill a cat found early yesterday morning near Hurley and Sciarappa streets in East Cambridge.
An Animal Control Officer with the Cambridge Animal Commission responded to a call about a cat crying underneath a car and discovered that the cat, whose hind legs were bound with masking tape, had already died. The Animal Control Officer brought the cat to Angell Animal Medical Center in Jamaica Plain, where Pathologist Pam Mouser performed a necropsy. A large percentage of the cat’s fur was missing, and the animal suffered multiple BB gunshot wounds across its face and body.
The cat is described as mostly black and shorthaired, with patches of white on its face, neck and paws. The cat weighed 12.3 lbs. Anyone with information is urged to call the MSPCA’s Law Enforcement phone number at 800-628-5808 or the Cambridge Police Dept. at 617-349-3300.
The MSPCA is offering a $1,000 reward for information leading to a conviction under the state animal-cruelty law, which carries a maximum seven-year prison sentence.