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MERIDIAN -- A Meridian family is looking for answers after finding a disturbing situation Saturday evening.
Tyson and Rachelle Wardle found their 2-year-old cat Titus alive outside their home with an arrow shot through his head.
The cat was shot sometime before 7:30 p.m. The Wardles live in a small neighborhood on Southwest 8th Avenue in Meridian.
That day, Titus wandered back home and was found sitting outside the back door. Immediately, the family called the Meridian Police Department and rushed the cat to the vet, but Titus was euthanized because his injuries were too severe.
“It was really hard to see your cat with an arrow through his body and still alive and suffering and struggling,” said Rachelle Wardle.
The family felt devastated at the situation. They haven't seen any suspicious behavior in their neighborhood but are hoping someone can come forward with answers.
“I mean, we live in the city," said Tyson Wardle. "You can’t just go shooting people's cats.”
The family also said the cat usually stays close to home.
This year, the Idaho Legislature passed an animal cruelty law. Now, any person caught mistreating an animal could face felony charges.