Reward increases to $8K for info on Big Island cat shootings

KAILUA-KONA, Hawaii (AP) - The reward has increased to $8,250 for information leading authorities to those responsible for shooting three cats with arrows on the Big Island.

West Hawaii Today reports the West Hawaii Humane Society added $1,000 to the reward Monday, hoping it will prompt someone to come forward with information.

The first cat injured by an arrow was found in Kona in December 2016. A second cat was found shot with an arrow about six months later in the Hilo area.

A female black cat was found with an arrow in it last month at the Harold H. Higashihara Park in Honalo. All three cats were euthanized.

Donna Whitaker, executive director of the Hawaii Island Humane Society, says most of the reward has been funded through anonymous donors.

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