Animal cruelty suspected in Wakeman

WAKEMAN - The Wakeman Police Department is investigating suspected animal cruelty after someone found a cat Saturday with an arrow stuck through it. Chief Tim Hunker said the gray cat without a collar was still alive when police arrived on Hyde Street about 9:45 a.m. The resident had taken out the "target arrow" and then took the cat to the Vermilion Regional Vet Clinic in Wakeman.
Norwalk Reflector Staff
Jul 25, 2010

WAKEMAN - The Wakeman Police Department is investigating suspected animal cruelty after someone found a cat Saturday with an arrow stuck through it.

Chief Tim Hunker said the gray cat without a collar was still alive when police arrived on Hyde Street about 9:45 a.m. The resident had taken out the "target arrow" and then took the cat to the Vermilion Regional Vet Clinic in Wakeman.

The cat had to be put to sleep.

"A representative from the clinic later told police that the animal had multiple puncture wounds as if the cat had been used for target practice," Hunker said.

"We have had very few cases of animal cruelty," the chief continued.

"The last serious animal cruelty reported was when someone had been poisoning cats on Pleasant Street with antifreeze (a few years ago). Animal cruelty can turn into (a) felony when there are multiple offenses."

It is unknown who is responsible for Saturday's incident. Hunker said police are continuing to search for the suspect.

Anyone with any information is encouraged to contact the Wakeman Police Department at (440) 839-2511.

Comments

Missy (Anonymous)

What is wrong with people using a cat for target practice. I dont care if you like cats or not there is not a reason to be just plain mean to a helpless animal.

People make me sick!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!

WHAT!!!! (Anonymous)

hOW CAN HUNKER SAY WE DONT HAVE THIS HAPPENING IN OUR TOWN??
ASK AROUND!! PEOPLE ARE SICK AND TH EPOLICE DONT CARE!\
MAYBE THE CHIEF SHOULD TAKE AWAY HIS OFFICERS PILLOW AND BLANKETS AND HAVE THE PATROL THE VILLAGE AT NIGHT!!
JUST ANOTHER REASON WE NEED A NEW CHIEF!!!

Oh boy (Anonymous)

Oh boy, here we go again!! Get a life Dude!!! If you think you can run the town any better, you should run for the Chief's spot.

CatWoman (Anonymous)

Shame shame shame. I wish that cat would have carved it's name into the face of those heartless perps. Idiots.

wow to WHAT (An...

sounds like you have some issues. if you want a new chief then step up and offer your services. or suggest someone better.

hope you catch the one that did this and make an example out of them.

Noggin Lopper (...

OFF WITH THEIR HEADS! This is unacceptable! Don't they know to use deer for target practice!?

newbill!! (Anon...

there is a name bring back the old chief don newbill!!!

Here is a newsf...

NEWS FLASH *****
EX-Chief Newbill has retired, and guess what, he served his time and he isn't the answer to all your problems. He, like many others want to enjoy the life of retirement. Leave the dang guy alone. No one person can save the world. It takes many people and much trial and error. Things are always a work in progress.

he will come ba...

he said he would!!!

we hate josh fa...

anyone want to join?
hey i know we could do our wakeman duty and do hourly visits to the station to wake josh up!!that would save us tax dollars!!

fan club groupi...

I'll be glad to take my little stroll on up to the station! He gets more sleep than I do and I work day shift!! How does he get away with this?

IF! (Anonymous)

If Newbill said he would come back, what are we waiting for?

fellow officer ...

Hey news flash, Larry you lost the election, your wpd job and kicked off of off duty jobs in cleveland because of racist remarks and fighting with your wife on the phone! oh ya by the way check the tape its on video, Im sure the residents would love to see the fact you spent hours with the cruiser parked in your driveway fighting with your wife! why dont you and Emmy shut up already! before we dig into your criminal past! this goes for you to ma "troll" barker! By the way Newbill has to many health problems to pass the police and fire health screen to come back!

Hey fellow offi...

He don't care that much if he won, as long as Wolfe didn't get in. He's just as happy that Chris got in. The cruiser parked in his driveway, ok, he was still running traffic. Doing his job. Do you honestly think Larry cares what you think? NO, he doesn't!

wake up josh (A...

josh,question,how many tickets did you write last year???
i guess larry wrote more tickets in one month or even one shift than you did all year!! what a fool! josh go back to sleep!