Woman Faces Felony For Shooting Neighbor’s Cat In The Neck With A Crossbow Bolt

Published: August 04, 2021 at 05:14 AM Author: Penny Eims

A woman in Tawas City, Michigan, is facing a felony animal cruelty charge for shooting her neighbor’s cat through the neck with a bolt from a crossbow. The injury resulted in Eric R. Erickson’s cat Oliver spending three days at a veterinary hospital for treatment.

The Iosco County Prosecutor is charging 21-year-old Taylor Rose Shipman, of East Tawaw, with third-degree killing or torturing an animal – a charge which could result in a four year prison sentence.

Please sign today to hold this woman accountable for her actions!

The Iosco Humane Society posted images of Oliver on July 17, and explained what had happened to the gentle cat:

Oliver is a friendly gentle cat that is very loved by his owner. Oliver went missing Sunday July 11th and showed up back home Thursday July 15th. The condition his owner found him in is heart breaking. Oliver was shot in the neck with a crossbow on Sunday July 11th by his owners neighbors and the neighbor even admitted to shooting the cat. This poor innocent cat did not deserve to be shot.

The authorities later issued a press release about the incident, which reads in part:

After the investigation and all interviews were completed the Iosco County Sheriff’s Office submitted the report for review on July 22nd to the Iosco County Prosecutors Office. The Iosco County Prosecuting Attorney authorized a felony warrant for the suspect on July 23rd, 2021 for one count Animals-Killing/Torturing third degree.

We want to send your signatures to court officials to let them know that Oliver deserves justice for the suffering he endured. Please add your name to the petition today – Taylor Rose Shipman deserves jail time for her despicable behavior!

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Woman Faces Felony For Shooting Neighbor's Cat In The Neck With A Crossbow Bolt

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444 Elena Paris Sep 20, 2021
443 Suzanne Grafious Sep 19, 2021
442 Gloria Donn Sep 19, 2021
441Anonymous Sep 19, 2021
440 MIA BERGMAN Sep 19, 2021
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428 Janna Perkins Sep 17, 2021
427Anonymous Jail her Sep 17, 2021
426 Catharine McDaniel Sep 17, 2021
425 Teri Paszotta We need tougher laws, more judges with balls to hand down stiffer sentences & justice to those affected by sick abusers of animals in our communities. It's going on in your city and those that prey on the most vulnerable are WEAK COWARDS & THE LOWEST, POOREST EXCUSE OF BEINGS WALKING THIS EARTH! Sep 17, 2021
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