The Sarnia Police Service has made an arrest related to the shooting of “Joe” the cat.

The cat was discovered on Feb. 2 in the Brights Grove area suffering from numerous pellet wounds to his head.

Shortly after 6 p.m. Thursday, a 19-year-old Sarnia man was arrested by police at his residence.

Police say during the execution of a search warrant at the suspects home officers also located several oxycodone pills and approximately 50 codeine pills along with a small amount of marijuana.

The man faces two counts of animal cruelty, two counts of possession for the purpose of trafficking and one count of possession of a controlled substance.

The suspect is in police custody awaiting a bail hearing.

Anyone with information is asked to call police or Crime Stoppers.