Family and neighbors searching for person who shot cat
TAUNTON, Mass. (WHDH) -- A desperate search is underway in Taunton for the person who shot Midnight, a black cat, with a pellet gun. The cat survived but she has a long recovery ahead.
"Shaking, very scared. She wasn't able to put her paw down," said Michelle Parker, Midnight’s owner.
Veterinarians ultimately told Parker, that Midnight had been shot with a pellet gun. Her shoulder had been shattered.
Midnight continues to recover at an animal hospital in West Bridgewater.
"I walked out and I started tearing up. It's very hard to see her in that situation. I can't wait for her to come home. I'm glad she survived because my son would have been devastated if she didn't make it," Michelle said.
Parker's kids are especially close to the cat. Now, neighbors and friends are pitching in to help find the shooter.
"Everybody's shocked. I was as shocked as she was. We live in a nice area,” one neighbor said.
Parker's friends have launched a social media campaign to raise money for the thousands of dollars in medical expenses and a reward to find the person who shot Midnight.
"We believe it might have been neighborhood kids or teenagers that were involved. Maybe other teenagers or other friends will come forward," the neighbor said.
It will be a long, slow recovery. Midnight had surgery on Wednesday when she had a plate and pins put into her shoulder. She also had a skin graft.
Midnight could go home soon but will have to be in a crate and take it easy for about eight weeks.