Spokane County animal protection offers are asking for the public's help as they investigate a horrendous case of animal cruelty.
A cat had to be euthanized on Monday after SCRAPS officers found it shot in the head in a dumpster at the Viewpoint Villa Apartments, 5911 E. Woodlawn Ave., in Spokane Valley.
A woman had reported a cat screaming from the dumpster, and the apartment manager found the bleeding, injured feline inside a garbage bag wrapped in a blanket.
The cat was taken to a veterinarian and euthanized. Investigators say the cat also sustained traumatic injuries to its body.
Anyone who may have seen or heard something is asked to call (509) 477-2532 immediately. Your name and contact information will remain confidential with SCRAPS.