Charity Accuses Soldiers Of Blow-Dart Attacks On Stray Cats At Hawaii Army Barracks

An animal rescue outfit in Honolulu mentioned persons are capturing blow darts at stray cats round Schofield Army Barracks, suggesting the culprits are troopers who allegedly bought the weapons throughout latest coaching in Indonesia. The navy says it’s on the case.

Multiple cats have been injured, KAT Charities wrote on Facebook Thursday. An area animal hospital confirmed to KHON that it had handled one of many cats.

KAT shared a photograph of the feline, named Katniss, with the blow dart nonetheless embedded within the neck.

“U.S. Army Garrison Hawaii was simply made conscious and is initiating an investigation into these studies,” the set up mentioned in an announcement to the TV station. “We can’t speculate concerning the particulars right now whereas the investigation is ongoing. We ask that witnesses with first-hand info contact Schofield Barracks Military Police at (808) 655-5555. This sort of conduct is just not tolerated on the set up and isn’t consistent with our Army values.”

Kat Charities Founder Dr. Karen Tyson hoped the Army would expedite its probe.

“While we wish to give the commanders the chance to research the state of affairs, we fear animals will proceed to be harmed,” Tyson mentioned, per KITV. “We have solely captured one of many injured cats, whereas others are nonetheless on base struggling with these blow darts in them, together with no less than one cat with a blow dart in its head.”

Tyson additionally mentioned cats have been discovered close to a Popeyes restaurant on the bottom with their stomachs slit open.

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