FALL RIVER — A reward is now being offered for information after a cat was shot by a BB gun in the city last week and ultimately died as a result of the incident.

Fall River Police released a statement today written by the Rhode Island Society for the Prevention of Cruelty to Animals that a “friend of the Rhode Island SPCA” is now offering a $2,000 reward for any information leading to the arrest and conviction of the suspect in the case.

“When a friend of the Rhode Island SPCA saw the tragic story of the cat named ‘Wolf,’ who was shot and ultimately killed by a BB in the City of Fall River, Massachusetts, he felt compelled to do something about it,” the release read. “Despite the incident being outside of the Rhode Island SPCA's jurisdiction, this generous supporter still recognized that animal cruelty knows no boundaries.”

Courtesy Fall River Police

The person who offered the reward wishes to remain anonymous and is simply being referred to as “A Friend of the Rhode Island SPCA.”

“We hope this act of kindness encourages those with information to come forward, providing a swift resolution to the case, closure for the family, and justice for Wolf,” the release concluded.

Anyone with information should contact Fall River Police at (508) 676-8511 or reach Detective Luis Vertentes (LVertentes@FRPD.org) or Officer David St. Laurent DStLaurent@FRPD.org) directly via email. You can also call anonymously on the tip line at (508) 672-TIPS (8477).

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