UPDATE: Police Canvass Neighborhood After Cat Shot By Arrow

Police continue their search for the person who they say shot a cat with an arrow in a Pitt County neighborhood.

The cat was found on McCrae Street in Grifton in Pitt County on Tuesday. On Wednesday, the Grifton Police Department, along with some deputies from the Pitt County Sheriff's Office, canvassed the neighborhood searching for answers.

Once the cat was found, it was taken to the Faithful Friends Veterinary Hospital, but the staff determined the injuries to be too severe, and eventually euthanized the cat.

Grifton Police Chief Brian Cauley says based on the bugs on the cat's wounds, he thinks the cat was shot several days before it was found.

Anyone with information is asked to call crimestoppers at 252-758-7777.


Police are asking for the public's help in finding out who shot a cat with an arrow. The cat later died.

Grifton Police Chief Bryan Cauley says a woman found the injured cat underneath her car on McCrae Street this morning.

Officers found the feline had been shot with an arrow which went completely through its back. The cat was still alive, but in grave condition.

It was taken to Faithful Friends Veterinary where it had to be euthanized.

Cauley says the target arrow had a broken tip that likely broke off when the cat was shot.

Anyone with information of this case should call Grifton police.