IL: Cat Recovering After Being Shot With An Arrow
Cat Recovering After Being Shot With An Arrow
Friday, April 15th
FRANKLIN COUNTY -- It's obvious that Boxer, a black and white kitten who
was shot by a bow and arrow this week, is in agony. On Friday, doctors at
the Franklin County Animal Hospital surgically repaired his leg. He'll be in
bad shape for awhile, but he will survive. On Wednesday, Eric McCormack
found the kitten after it had been shot with an arrow.
"I was like 'oh God is he ok?' and then I saw the arrow as I got a little
closer I thought he was dead. And I got a little closer than that and then
he meowed at me," said McCormack.
That meow was a sigh of relief for McCormack. Boxer is a stray who lives
near his house in Franklin County. McCormack and his wife named the cat and
see him around the house. They're paying for Boxer's medical bills as he
makes his recovery.
"I thought he wasn't going to make it at all," said McCormack.
The arrow went through the cat's arm but it didn't hit any organs.
McCormack calls the recovery amazing.
This is the second time in as many months an animal in Franklin County
has been viciously attacked. In March, a tiny puppy, nicknamed Bullet, was
shot in a Benton neighborhood. He was adopted after he recovered.
McCormack hopes Boxer will be as fortunate. As animal lovers wonder, when
someone will be held accountable for inflicting such pain.
"I hope they're punished," McCormack said.
Authorities agree. Franklin County Animal Control Supervisor Jarrett Broy
says the shooting was not an accident. He points out it's not bow hunting
Anyone with information on this shooting is asked to call animal control
at (618) 439-9197.
McCormack and his wife are looking for a family to adopt Boxer. If you're
interested email the station at
firstname.lastname@example.org and we'll pass along the information.
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