PAWS offers reward for information in animal cruelty cases


Web Editor - Ryan Burkett

Local animal rights activists are furious following a series of attacks.

A cat and a dog are on the mend after being shot.

Despite what he's been through, Sig came to life after arriving at a vet last Wednesday. The cat was found in a coin laundry parking lot in Metropolis.

The vet tells us the bullet traveled up his nostril and into his brain, where it remains lodged.

Then there is a dog who had a rifle bullet go right through him.

The bleeding dog was able to make its way to the porch of a Paducah home last Tuesday and emergency surgery was performed a few hours later.

It is unclear if he's a stray, but he's currently on the mend at the McCracken County Animal Shelter and he'll be ready for adoption next Tuesday.

The vet who treated the terrier mix has named the dog Lucky.

The McCracken County Animal Shelter is accepting donations for the care of Lucky and other animals.

Those interested in helping cover Sig the cat's bills can contact Project Hope in Metropolis.

Both shelters are also asking for information that could lead to an arrest.

A $500 reward is being offered by PAWS out of Lyon County, Kentucky.