Cat Shot With Arrow Survives

JackWarning: This story may disturb some readers.

A stray cat that was found with an arrow shot in his neck has recovered and is now up for adoption at the Oregon Humane Society.

Sound familiar? Last month, Lucky the cat was also shot with an arrow at close range and survived.

This time around, a family found the cat, nicknamed Jack Arrow, in their front yard. They lured Jack into their home with food and took him to their family vet.

The doctor said that the arrow was most likely in Jack’s neck anywhere from 1-2 weeks due to the fact that the wound was infested and the arrow had broken in half. The wound was 2 inches wide and 4 inches deep.

Jack was in the vet hospital for two weeks and then stayed at the family’s house for a week to recover. He is healing well and all he needs is some attention and affection. Jack’s friendly personality is still shining through amidst his ordeal and he still is welcoming towards people. What an amazing cat.


Update (6/23/07): Good news! Jack Arrow has been adopted. The woman that adopted Jack contacted us and told us that he’s fine and happy and sleeping on a down blanket. Tomorrow she will be taking him for his rabies shot and to have his doctors look at his neck and a general checkup. We’re all so happy to hear that Jack has found a loving home!

5 Responses to “Cat Shot With Arrow Survives”

  1. Captn' Carl says:

    Wouldn’t ya just like to hunt the hunter? I sure would!

  2. Debbie4747 says:

    Poor guy, glad he survived and is doing well. This is the third case like this I’ve heard of. On another board someone rescued an orange tabby with an arrow. He survived well too. How people can be so cruel as to do things like that always mystifies me.

  3. Helen says:

    Incredible he still like people. I hope he finds a loving home, because he is a loving cat.

  4. TEALCSMOMMY says:

    Someone is taking pot shots at these animals for fun and sport! We need to crack down on these people and make it harder for them to buy and own these arrows.

  5. Trudy Jackson says:

    So happy He’s going to be alright. Makes Me wonder about some people? hope He finds a great forever home.

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