This morning, in Riverside County, an adult opossum was found shot with two arrows - one penetrating near its right eye, the other arrow through the animal's midsection.
The animal was contained by a county animal control officer and rushed to the county shelter in Jurupa Valley, where veterinarian Dr. Magid Anwar performed emergency surgery to carefully remove the arrows. Amazingly, the animal is expected to recover despite some lung damage.
The opossum was found near Hole Avenue and Jones Avenue in the La Sierra neighborhood of Riverside.
Thanks to WES supporters, we are able to offer a significant reward for information leading to the arrest and conviction of those responsible for this horrible act of cruelty.