Pet Owner Wants Justice After Cat Shot With Arrow, Euthanized
PITTSBURGH (KDKA) — Ron Iorio says he’s heartbroken that the only photo he has of his pet is an image of the animal with an arrow in its back.
He says, Sunday night, the older old female cat, which he named Cat, went about her evening routine, crawling out the window of his Hickman St. apartment in Bridgeville.
She returned with an arrow piercing her spine.
“She crawled down here and into my daughter’s room dragging herself with her two paws and the arrow. And I just sat there with her. I didn’t know what to do, so I called 911,” Iorio told KDKA’s Kym Gable.
Ron’s friend Rick Vicinski took some photos of his own, trying to trace the path of blood.
He was with Ron when an animal control officer told him the animal would have to be euthanized.
“There’s an issue here. It’s someone’s pet. What would have someone do this? Last night it worked on me. Today, it worked on me,” Vicinski said, choking back tears.
“It’s still a life. It’s cruelty to animals. It just isn’t right,” added Iorio. “I’m angry.”