Reward offered in Frankfort cat poisonings, deaths

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FRANKFORT, Ky. (WTVQ) – The Arrow Fund, a Louisville-based animal protection organization, is offering a reward of up to $500 for information leading to the identification, arrest and conviction of the person or persons responsible for animal poisonings in the Elkhorn Drive and Patricia Street area of Frankfort.

This reward is being sponsored through the generosity of Louisville Tree Service and Hagan Properties.

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According to the pet owners, someone has been setting out poisoned cat food, resulting in the death of two cats and one kitten.

A local dog ingested some poisoned food but recovered.

In addition to the poisonings, one cat was found in the owner’s yard with a broken neck and several cats are missing.

Intentionally killing a domestic animal by poisoning or any other means is a violation of the Kentucky animal cruelty statutes.

“Intentionally setting out poison to attract and kill animals is an inhumane and dangerous practice,” said Jessica Brotzge, president of The Arrow Fund. “By indiscriminately setting out poison in someone’s yard, other non-target animals or even a child could be seriously injured or killed.”

The Frankfort Police Department is investigating the cases. Anyone with information is asked to call Frankfort/Franklin County Crimestoppers at 502-875-8648 or www.frankfortcrimestoppers.com

The Arrow Fund is the only organization in the state of Kentucky and the region that focuses exclusively on the rehabilitation of the animal victims of extreme acts of cruelty. Founded as a 501(c)(3 ) in 2013, it has provided emergency and specialty veterinary care for more than 2,000 abused and neglected dogs, cats and other animals.