SHREWSBURY, Mass. (WHDH) – The search is on for a rabbit with an arrow stuck in its back.

Animal Control officers say someone shot the rabbit using a bow and arrow.

7News’ camera was rolling as the animal appeared in a Shrewsbury neighborhood.

Steve Gallow and his daughter live right across the street from where the rabbit has been spotted.

Neighbors say they’ve watched that rabbit hopping around hurt for days and have been trying to help the animal.

Along with the community, the Animal Rescue League and Shrewsbury Animal Control were out today searching for the rabbit. Officials say it got spooked and ran into the woods.

A trap for the animal has been set, but so far no luck.

It’s unclear who is responsible for using an arrow to shoot at the rabbit, but the Animal Rescue League says it’s illegal to hunt rabbits during the summer months. If caught, that person could face felony charges of animal cruelty.

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