Alleged shooting of cats leads to investigation

by Benita Fuzzell

Three law enforcement agencies are seeking assistance from the public in ongoing investigations of incidents involving the discovery of cats which appear to have been shot.

As reports surfaced on social media within the past few days, of the discovery of cats in a vacant South Fulton building on East State Line, appearing to have been shot, as well as other findings at the scene which appeared to indicate other cats may have been harmed, the South Fulton Police Department was contacted by The Current, regarding the incident.

South Fulton Police Chief Andy Crocker said while his department had received no official report or filing of the alleged incident, his department had been made aware of the findings and an investigation was ongoing.

Chief Crocker stated that in the event the person or persons responsible for the acts were apprehended, charges of animal cruelty could be levied.

To report information which could assist the SFPD with the investigation into the shooting of the cats in the area of the vacant building on East State, within a block of the four-way stop at State Line Road and Commercial/Broadway, contact the department at 731-479-1311.

In another incident, Fulton Police Chief Terry Powell did confirm to The Current the discovery of a cat in the vicinity of The Keg restaurant, which appeared to have been shot, possibly over the weekend.

Chief Powell stated the investigation is ongoing by the Fulton Police Department, in cooperation with the Kentucky State Police. He indicated he could not comment further on the investigation.

Those with information regarding the incident may contact the Fulton Police Department at 270-472-3465.