Mississippi Coast Crime Stoppers asking for tips on cats hit with blow gun darts in Poplarville
Published 10:50 am Friday, January 14, 2022
Mississippi Coast Crime Stoppers along with Poplarville Police Department is asking for the public’s assistance to identify the individual/individuals involved in shooting cats with darts from a blowgun.
Over the last couple of years, cats have been struck with a yellow dart, about 4-5″ long with an arrow on the end. Attached you will find photos of one cat that was struck by a dart and fortunately survived.
Since individuals may be charged with a felony under Mississippi’s Animal Cruelty law that was signed in 2020, Crime Stoppers will pay up to $2500 for an arrest if the tip comes through us. Information on these crimes can be sent to Crime Stoppers by downloading the app, P3 Tips, or by calling 1-877-787-5898.
For questions for the Poplarville Police Department, please call Central Dispatch at 601-749-5482 or 601-749-5483.