HOUSTON – An orange tabby cat is recovering at a veterinary clinic after the Houston BARC Foundation discovered him walking the streets with an arrow through his body.
According to the BARC and Purr Paws Rescue Facebook pages, the kitty — dubbed "Cupid" by shelter workers – was spotted with the injury by area residents, who called the city shelter to come pick him up.
Once BARC got him, they notified Purr Paws. One of their volunteers took Cupid to a veterinary surgical center, where the arrow was successfully removed.
BARC said the arrow penetrated Cupid’s muscles and one of his shoulder blades, but miraculously did not puncture anything vital.
On their Facebook page, Purr Paws said the weapon that injured Cupid appeared to be an archery arrow. They do not know who shot the kitty – or, for that matter, why.
Purr Paws said once Cupid recovers, he will be put up for adoption.
If you are interested in giving Cupid a loving home or helping fund his recovery, click here for more information from Purr Paws.