Teen accused of cat killing arrested, to meet with animal’s devastated owners

A 16-YEAR-OLD boy accused of shooting and killing a stranger’s pet cat with a bow and arrow southwest of Sydney has been arrested and will be forced to face the devastated owners of the dead animal in court, police say.

A man called police after finding the cat’s body in the backyard of his Market Street home at Tahmoor around 10.30pm on Thursday, August 10. The cat had been shot with a bow and arrow.

Following an appeal by police, a 16-year-old boy walked into the Narellan Police Station with a family member on Thursday and confessed to the crime.


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He was arrested and taken into custody for questioning before being released.

Police say the teen will be subject to a Youth Justice Conference under the Young Offenders Act.

During this conference, the 16-year-old will be made to meet face-to-face with the owners of the cat he killed.

Police have thanked the public for their assistance in helping solve the case.