2011-08-11 / Local & State

Pa. Man Who Shot Cat Won’t Do Service Time At SPCA

POTTSVILLE, Pa. (AP) – An eastern Pennsylvania man who used a crossbow to shoot a cat and was sentenced to community service won’t be volunteering at an animal welfare agency as originally ordered.

A Schuylkill (SKOO’-kul) County judge earlier this week sentenced New Philadelphia resident Patrick Canfield to six months of probation and 150 hours of community service in connection with the crossbow shooting last August in Lake Wynonah.

The judge originally sentenced Canfield to do his community service at local Society for the Prevention of Cruelty to Animals shelters, but shelter workers were outraged by the idea.

Now, the Republican-Herald of Pottsville reports ( http:// bit. ly/ pkFNgE) a deputy district attorney said Thursday that Canfield will be performing his community service at other organizations instead.

Canfield says he didn’t shoot the cat until it became aggressive.

Oscar the cat survived.

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