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Tawas woman charged for animal torture

Tawas, Mich. — We have an update on the cat shot with a crossbow.

Eric Erickson says his cat, Oliver, is on the mend thanks to the help of the Iosco Humane Society and Tawas Animal Hospital.

Erickson’s neighbor, Taylor Shipman, shot Oliver with a crossbow earlier this month, claiming self–defense.

On Friday, Iosco County’s prosecuting attorney charged Shipman with one count of third–degree animal torture.

The charge follows a Sheriff’s Department investigation of the incident.