FAYETTEVILLE (KFSM) – A West Fork man who shot a cat named Simba through the head with an arrow was sentenced to 90 days jail time on Thursday (July 23), officials say.
Micaeleb Prather, 19, was convicted of aggravated animal cruelty after he shot Simba through the head with an arrow in February, according to the Washington County Prosecutor’s Office.
In addition to the 90 days of jail time, he was given five years of probation, officials said.
On Jan. 21, workers with Fayetteville Animal Services saved a male cat named Simba that had been shot through the head with an arrow. They successfully removed the arrow from its head through surgery. The cat was found near Happy Hollow Road.
Police said they received information that Prather said he was responsible for shooting a cat with an arrow in the same area Simba was found. On Feb. 18, police called Prather, and he agreed to meet an investigator for an interview, according to an arrest report.
During the interview, Prather said the arrow Simba was shot with was his, the report states. He also said he shot the cat with the arrow while visiting friends on Happy Hollow Road, police said.
Prather was shooting arrows when he saw Simba in a nearby yard. After seeing Simba, he decided to shoot the cat, according to the police report.