Two cats have been found shot to death in Woonsocket, and authorities suspect a pellet gun.
The (Woonsocket) Call reports that the two cats, Oreo and Petu, were found dead a few feet from each other on Nov. 15.
One of the owners had a necropsy done by the veterinary clinic at the University of Connecticut in Storrs. The other cat's body was examined by the Rhode Island Society for Prevention of Cruetly to Animals.
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The SPCA's Dr. Ernest Finocchio says both examinations found that the cats were killed in a similar fashion, with a projectile in the chest cavity.
Police are investigating. The SPCA and a city businessman are jointly offering a $1,500 reward for information leading to the arrest and conviction of whomever was responsible.