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Reward offered for information in Sandwich cat shooting

18-month-old Mr. Paws shot in Sandwich earlier this month
The Animal Rescue League of Boston is offering a $500 reward for information about the person who shot Mr. Paws in Sandwich. Photo courtesy of ARL-Boston.
The Animal Rescue League of Boston is offering a $500 reward for information about the person who shot Mr. Paws in Sandwich. Photo courtesy of ARL-Boston.

The Animal Rescue League of Boston is offering a $500 reward for information leading to the arrest of the person responsible for shooting a Sandwich cat.

Mr. Paws, an 18-month-old orange and white cat, was found shot on May 17 by his owner outside his home on Pierre Venier Drive in Sandwich.

The cat was paralyzed from the waist down, but still alive, according to a release from the Animal Rescue League. Mr. Paws was taken to the Oceanside Animal Hospital where he was euthanized.

"The family is devastated and confused about why anyone would shoot their beloved pet," said an ARL spokesperson.

Mr. Paws was likely shot on Thursday, May 16 or Friday, May 17.  Sandwich police are investigating the shooting. 

The Animal Rescue League of Boston is offering a $500 reward for information leading to the arrest of the person who shot the young cat. 

Anyone with information is asked to contact the ARL at 617-226-5610.

Here on Cape, the Animal Rescue League of Boston operates an animal shelter/adoption center on Route 6A in Brewster.

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