The Humane Rescue Alliance is offering a $5,000 reward for information leading to the identification, arrest and conviction of the person or persons involved in a case of alleged animal cruelty.
On Saturday, June 13, HRA received a call from a community member who found a paralyzed orange tabby cat, named Stripe, abandoned in an alley between Q St. SE and Naylor Rd. SE at around 2 a.m. HRA’s medical team discovered Stripe had a small wound, and an X-ray revealed a bullet was lodged in his spine.
Despite veterinarians exploring every possible avenue to save the cat, the bullet lodged in his spine caused injuries that greatly affected his quality of life and were too severe to pursue treatment. As such, Stripe was humanely euthanized.
Since June 13, multiple animals have been shot in the same area, including another cat and two raccoons.
HRA desperately needs the help of the community for information leading to the arrest and conviction of the person or persons responsible for these horrific acts of animal cruelty.
Investigators with HRA are seeking information about Stripe, those who could be responsible for his injuries, as well as anyone who may have noticed anything unusual in the area of Q St. SE and Naylor Rd. SE in the early morning hours of June 13.
If you have information, please call 202-723-5730, ext. 131.
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