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IDAHO SPRINGS, Colo. — Police say a pet cat died after being shot with a pellet gun in Idaho Springs on Saturday.

For some residents there, Felix the cat was synonymous with the town.

“He was a black cat,” says resident Jim Clark, with a smile.  “He used to pester the neighbors’ dogs.”

“Hopefully somebody will come forward,” says longtime resident Kate Foi.  “A family is missing a pet and missing a family member.”

Metro Denver Crime Stoppers are offering a reward of up to $2,500 for information that leads to the killer. $500 of that money comes from Idaho Springs police .

Anyone with information can call them at 720-913-STOP (7867). You can remain anonymous.