After fragmenting, a large portion of the bullet continued through the upper palate, into the soft tissue of the cat's through and then found its way into the stomach, officials say.
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Days later the beloved pet died from the shooting. Due to the fragmentation of the bullet identifying the type of round used is difficult, police say.
A $1,000 reward is being offered by several anonymous donors for information leading to the arrest and conviction of the person or people responsible.
"The fact that a group of separate anonymous donors came forward shows the public's outrage towards this crime," the Putnam County SPCA said in a statement.
Anyone with information is asked to contact the Putnam County SPCA at 845-520-6915.
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