Arrows shot through cats' necks

Wounds from an arrow are visible on Patches

Patches and Licorice were found with arrows shot through their necks.

The 2-year-old male cats are being treated for pain and infection by a Morgan County veterinarian, who says Patches may lose a leg.

The felines will eventually go to the Humane Society of Missouri's St. Louis headquarters for further rehabilitation and adoption.

The Humane Society is investigating the incident and is offering a $2,500 reward for information leading to the arrest and conviction of whoever is responsible for injuring the cats. You can contact the Morgan County Sheriffâ??s Office at 573-378-5481 with helpful information.

Mike Perkins, director of the Humane Society's Animal Cruelty Task Force, said, "We are committed to vigorously pursuing this case and will recommend prosecution to the fullest extent of the law. There is absolutely no excuse for this kind of cruelty to animals."