June 2, 2014 4:37 pm
Updated: June 2, 2014 5:26 pm

Pet cat shot and killed with an arrow on Pender Island

The size of the arrow compared to a pen.

RCMP Handout

VANCOUVER – The Outer Gulf Islands RCMP is warning pet owners on Pender Island after someone’s cat was shot and killed by an arrow.

Police say on Sunday, June 1, at 12:30 p.m. they received a call that someone had shot an arrow into a cat named “Wishes”. The incident happened in the 27000-block of Schooner Way.

Wishes managed to walk home where he was rushed to a local vet but he died that afternoon. Police believe he was shot close to his home.

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Police say the arrow is about 24 inches long, made of carbon fiber and is black with feathers on the end. The arrow is called “Beman ICS Hunter Junior” and has a “Judo” spring point arrowhead commonly used for small game.

Police are warning other pet owners in this neighbourhood to keep their pets on a leash or in close proximity to their homes to prevent this from happening again. They are still investigating the incident.

Mounties have notified the BC SPCA and the CRD Animal Control office to assist in the investigation but are asking anyone who has any information to contact the Outer Gulf Islands RCMP at (250)629-6171 or remain anonymous and contact Crime Stoppers at 1-800-222-TIPS(8477).

The size of the arrow compared to a pen.

RCMP Handout

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