LAKELAND, Fla. — Heartland Crime Stoppers is asking for help finding a suspect they say shot a person's pet cat on a north Lakeland property earlier this month.
According to a Facebook post, it happened on March 13 before 5:30 a.m. at a home on Creekwood Run, near Rockridge Road.
Heartland said security video shows the cat near the front gate of the property, then a single shot can be heard and a vehicle can be seen driving away.
The cat was taken to a local vet with a spinal injury but had to be euthanized, Heartland said.
Anyone with information is asked to contact Detective Curtis Eldridge at the Polk County Sheriff's Office at 863-534-7205.
To remain anonymous, contact Heartland Crime Stoppers in one of four ways:
- Call 1-800-226 TIPS (8477)
- Dial **TIPS from your cell phone
- Visit the website www.heartlandcrimestoppers.com and click on "Submit A Tip,"
- Download the free "P3tips" app on your smartphone or tablet.
You will always remain anonymous and you may be eligible for a cash reward if your information leads to an arrest.