Police hunt for person who shot, paralyzed cat on Catamount
Updated 5:29 pm, Monday, September 22, 2014
Police are looking for the person who shot and paralyzed "Elvis," a 13-year-old cat who had roamed the neighborhood by Catamount and Redding roads.
The gray-and-white Bengal cat, rushed to a Norwalk animal hospital by a woman who lives next to the home where Elvis lives, survived being struck by a .22-caliber bullet, but was paralyzed, police Lt. James Perez said Monday.
"It could be one of only two things -- a pistol or a rifle. We are unsure at this point what weapon was used to discharge the round," he said.
Perez said a neighbor saw the wounded cat outside by the corner of Catamount and Redding roads as she drove home on the afternoon of Sept. 15 and took him to VCA Veterinary Referral and Emergency Center on West Cedar Street, where he was operated on.
Elvis lived at a Catamount Road home, but was primarily "an outdoor cat" that all of the neighbors knew, police said.
Police were notified of the shooting by the town's Animal Control Department on Thursday, Perez said.