Animal Cruelty

Pinellas County Sheriff’s Office
Investigative Operations Bureau
-Burglary & Pawn Unit 

Pinellas County Animal Services

PINELLAS COUNTY – Detectives assigned to the Burglary & Pawn Unit are requesting assistance from the public after a cat was shot with an arrow near 72nd Avenue North and 33rd Street North in Unincorporated St. Petersburg. 

According to detectives, on January 31, 2024, members of the private organization, Cat Trap Fever Inc., trapped a cat that had an arrow protruding from its back. The organization transported the cat to a local veterinarian, where it underwent surgery to remove the arrow. The initial surgery was successful; however, the cat has had to undergo additional surgery and is listed in serious condition.  

The cat is described as a 3-year-old gray domestic shorthair. The arrow is described as a black Wicked Ridge arrow with yellow fletching and an orange nock.

Detectives canvassed the neighborhood and spoke with neighbors, who advised the cat is a neighborhood cat and “super friendly.”

Anyone with any information on this case or similar cases, please contact Detective McKee at 727-582-5827.

If you wish to remain anonymous, contact Crime Stoppers of Pinellas County by calling **TIPS or


Posted by Amanda Sinni Tuesday, February 6, 2024 3:16:00 PM Categories: Animal Calls

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