Cat struck by arrow at Lawrence mobile home dies; police investigating

Lawrence police are investigating after responding to a report of an injured cat that had been struck by an arrow Monday night beneath a mobile home at 101 N. Michigan St., police spokesman Sgt. Trent McKinley said. The cat later died from the injury.

McKinley said the cat had been shot at through the vinyl skirting on the outside of the home. The cat, which was underneath, was unable to move because the arrow “had not fully passed through the trailer skirting,” McKinley said.

Police contacted the Lawrence Humane Society, and emergency staff on call for injuries responded to the scene, Humane Society executive director Kate Meghji said. A Humane Society employee then took the cat to BluePearl emergency animal hospital in Overland Park for medical treatment.

Meghji said that despite its best efforts, BluePearl had to euthanize the cat because of its injuries from the arrow.

McKinley said that as of Tuesday afternoon police had not identified a suspect in the incident. The investigation is ongoing.

Meghji said the Humane Society’s cruelty investigator “will likely get involved” as the investigation progresses.