Deputies suspect cat intentionally shot and killed in Bowdoinham

Posted July 25, 2014, at 5:33 p.m.
Last modified July 25, 2014, at 7:55 p.m.

BOWDOINHAM, Maine — Sagadahoc County deputies suspect a cat that was killed on Pork Point Road on Thursday night was intentionally shot.

Bill Stanton found the body of his 20-pound cat, named B, about 100 yards from his home around 4 a.m. Friday, Deputy Al Huntington said.

The cat had never returned from its evening hunt.

“It was declawed, but still liked to go out and get his mice,” Huntington said.

“There was a small bullet hole under his collar, and that says to me that whoever shot the cat was looking right at him,” Huntington said. “It just looks to me like somebody drove by, saw the cat, stopped, the cat looked at him and somebody pulled the trigger.”

Huntington said Stanton found a .22 casing on the yellow line in the middle of Pork Point Road, and neighbors reported hearing a single gunshot between 9:30 p.m. and 10 p.m. Thursday.

Deputies have no description of the car, no suspects, and Huntington said he’s not sure whether one or two people were involved. But he hopes people will pay attention in the next few days because “if there’s two people involved, somebody will be bragging.”