Police are investigating an incident at Tahmoor where a pet cat was killed by someone shooting a bow and arrow.
Around 10:30 last night Officers were called to a home in Market Street where they found the dead animal in a backyard
The cats' owners, a couple in their 20s, are extremely distressed by the incident. and Officers believe it was a targeted attack.
Inspector Jayne Doherty insists the animal was not feral and was the couple’s much-loved pet.
She says the act cannot be a justified in any way.