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Cat survives Holcomb-area shotgun blast

Oregon Humane Society offers reward for information
by: Heidi Lessick Snoopy has a shaved backside but is expected to recover fully from a shotgun blast outside of Oregon City.

Oregon Humane Society is offering a $1,000 reward for information leading to the arrest and conviction of the person or persons responsible for shooting a seven-month-old cat with a shotgun on the afternoon of Saturday, Nov. 26, outside of Oregon City.

The cat, named Snoopy, was found by its owners on South Burkstrom Road, northeast of Oregon City, suffering from a shotgun blast to its right hind leg. Heidi Lessick, who owns the cat, says she and her family last saw that cat at about 4:30 p.m. when they left for a walk near their home. When they returned at about 5:15 p.m., her son spotted Snoopy stumbling towards them on a trail next to South Burkstrom Road near their house.

Snoopy was taken to a local veterinarian, where he underwent several hours of surgery. The young cat is expected to eventually make a full recovery.

OHS officers are investigating the shooting, and request that anyone with information contact them at 503-285-7722, ext. 308.

Intentionally causing serious physical injury to an animal is a felony in Oregon, punishable by up to five years in jail and a fine of up to $125,000.