Cupid Survives Arrow Attack

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Thursday, January 19, 2012 - 4:08pm

Doctors remove 18-inch arrow from stray cat.

A 2-year-old orange tabby cat now goes by the name Cupid after he survived being shot with an arrow that pierced his shoulder blades.

The stray was seen walking around a Houston, Texas neighborhood for three days with the arrow sticking out of his body, but no one could catch him.

Workers with the city's rescue group BARC were successful in capturing the cat and took him to Brittmore Animal Hospital to be checked out.

Dr. Amanda Taylor took X-rays and realized the arrow was not piercing anything vital.

"It looked like it could have been through the chest cavity, which would have been catastrophic," said Taylor, "The only thing it really did as far as damage muscle was hit the left shoulder blade."

Taylor performed surgery on Cupid and removed the 18-inch-long arrow.

Cupid is resting at the vet's office and loving on anyone who will show him some attention.

His injury is very visible, but doctors say he will make a full recovery.

"This definitely wasn't an accident. An orange cat doesn't look like something you hunt for. Luckily, this kitty is a tough one and came out okay," said Taylor.

Cupid will be at the vet's office for several days, then will go to a foster home before being put up for adoption.
 

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