Animal workers save cat shot through head with arrow

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FAYETTEVILLE, Arkansas – Workers with Fayetteville Animal Services saved a male cat on Wednesday morning who had been shot through the head with an arrow.

The cat is being cared for by a veterinarian, according to Anthony Rankin, manager of the Animal Services Program for the city of Fayetteville.  The cat came in around 9 a.m. and was out of surgery and in recovery an hour later, KFSM reports.

Most of the damage to the cat is in its sinus passages, which the arrow passed through, officials said.

The cat’s owner is in Florida, and a neighbor was checking on the pet daily and feeding him.  Rankin said the neighbor found the wounded cat on Wednesday and called Fayetteville Animal Services for help.

Rankin said the person who shot him with an arrow will face animal cruelty charges.

“I can’t believe he’s still alive,” Rankin said.

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