Authorities say a cat was found with a dart shot through its head in the streets of a Palmetto Bay neighborhood. They are now searching for whomever is responsible for the incident.
The culprit could face a fine, but some residents who have seen and heard the cat's suffering are hoping for the possibility of criminal charges.
"There should be consequences, heavy consequences, not just a fine," resident Tami Stefanoff said in an interview with Local 10 News. "I think it deserves jail time."
After the cat was roaming around injured for days in the area of Southwest 152nd Street near Coral Reef Park, animal services were notified.
At last check, no one had yet been able to trap and treat the wounded animal. The cat is still roaming the streets.