The kitten who survived being shot in the eye with a BB is healing now and will need an adoptive home soon.
The Washington Humane Society had to remove the left eye of a gray four-month-old cat they’ve named Ranger, spokesman Scott Giacoppo said.
“He’s recovering and he’s in a specialized foster home,” he said about the cat who veterinarians neutered and vaccinated.
The injured “community cat” was found on the 1400 block of G Street NE on March 13, WHS said Friday. A $5,000 reward is being offered for any information on who committed the act of animal cruelty, as Frozen Tropics spotted.
WHS averages about 1,400 animal cruelty investigations per year. Officials have noticed a slight increase in reports in the past two years, either because more incidents are occurring or because public awareness of the need to report the crimes is higher, Giacoppo said.
Ranger is “soft and sweet,” but he still needs to get used to being regularly handled, the spokesman said. After a couple of weeks in foster care, he should be ready to be adopted.
“He’s a young cat who’s coming into his own,” Giacoppo said.
Anyone with information on the incident is asked to call the Washington Humane Society law enforcement department at 202-723-5730 or email [email protected]. Pet adoption information can be found on the WHS website.
Photo via Washington Humane Society