Soldiers in Hawaii accused of throwing cats
Army officials in Hawaii said they were reviewing reports from an Oahu animal rescue organization accusing soldiers at Schofield Barracks of shooting stray cats with darts.
“We understand that a group of soldiers purchased darts during a recent training in Indonesia and brought them back to Hawaii,” KAT Charities wrote on the group. Facebook page. “We’ve seen several cats with darts currently in them, like the one pictured here.”
The accusation and the army’s response were quickly picked up by local television stations.
“U.S. Army Garrison Hawaii has just been made aware and is investigating this information,” facility officials said in a statement. KHON2. “We cannot speculate on specifics at this time while the investigation is ongoing. We are asking witnesses with first-hand information to contact Schofield Barracks Military Police at (808) 655-5555. This guy Behavior is not tolerated on the facility and is not consistent with our Army values.
Schofield Barracks officials did not immediately return a request for comment sent by Army Times on Friday afternoon.
KAT Charities too shared a photo of a cat from which a dart was successfully removed.
“There are still cats that we are trying to catch in order to get them the veterinary care they need,” the group said on Facebook. It started a Facebook fundraiser to pay for the veterinary bills of the cats.
KAT Charities founder Karen Tyson said KITV4 that the soldiers firing the darts were members of the 2nd Brigade Combat Team, 25th Infantry Division.
Tyson also told KHON2 that multiple incident reports have been filed with military police on base.