Reward after cat shot by arrow grows to $1,300

Montcalm County

GRAND RAPIDS, Mich. (WOOD) — The reward for information leading to the person who shot a cat with an arrow is up to $1,300, according to the Humane Society of Mid Michigan.

The Humane Society of Mid Michigan said Wednesday the Michigan Humane Society matched its reward contribution, bringing the total amount to $1,300.

The update comes a week after the Humane Society of Mid Michigan first posted photos of the cat, who has been named Wayland, on its Facebook page.

Wayland was found with the arrow, which pierced his body near his shoulder blades, in the area of Holland Lake Road north of Sheridan in Montcalm County. The humane society said it doesn’t appear the stray cat was shot recently and that he had been suffering for between two and three weeks.

“He was a lucky kitty and (the arrow) missed all of his vitals,” Autumn DeVries, Montcalm County’s Animal Control officer, told 24 Hour News 8 Thursday. “Regardless of having an arrow through him and all the suffering he probably went through, he was still in great spirits. He purred.” 

DeVries also works as the shelter manager for the Humane Society of Mid Michigan.

While Wayland was taken to the veterinarian and the arrow was successfully removed, the humane society said he has “a long road to recovery.” 

A week after reporting the case, the Humane Society of Mid Michigan said Wayland “is starting to get some of his spunk back and will often chase your feet.”

The agency said tips are still coming in in the case. Anyone with information should contact authorities at 989.304.5572.

To get updates about Wayland’s recovery or to donate to cover his veterinary care, go to the Humane Society of Mid Michigan’s Facebook page.

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