February 17, 2012
On February 17, 2011 Upper Allen Police received a report of the intentional shooting of a family pet near the 1st block of Nittany Drive. “Rockey” a 3 year old Maine Coon Cat was shot with a .177 caliber pellet sometime between 8:00 AM and 10:00 AM on February 17th. The pellet penetrated the cats neck and lodged near his spine. Rockey’s family was alerted to the shooting when the cat returned home and began howling in pain. Veterinary costs to the family are expected to exceed $1000.00. Anyone with information concerning this crime are asked to contact the Upper Allen Police at 717-795-2445 or our anonymous tip line at 717-591-3790.
Pet owners are reminded that acts of animal cruelty can best be prevented by keeping your pet from running at large.