Cat found nailed to polewwq dies -- WQAD This happened in a town VERY close to me. I AM FURIOUS! GENESEO, Ill. - A striped male shorthaired cat that was found nailed to a pole Monday has died, Henry County Humane Society officials said Thursday. The cat became the subject of national and even international attention after Andrea Bristol spotted the cat while driving home from work. It's paw had been nailed to the pole and blood was visible a day later. "It made me sick to my stomach," she recalled. "I immediately got very upset. I couldn't believe that someone would do such a thing." Bristol stepped into action by calling authorities and rescuing the cat. "It hardly moved at all," she said. "It was in really rough shape. It looked like its head had been beaten up before it got nailed to the pole. It was hardly breathing, hardly moving at all." While the cat was treated by Atkinson veterinarian Dr. Dana MIller, Henry County Crime Stoppers offered a reward for information about this animal cruelty case. The national PETA office also contributed $2,500 to the reward money.