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May 1, 2013

Cat found shot by arrow doing better, still critical

Police seeking information

RUSHVILLE — Arrow, as the cat found Tuesday morning clinging to life with an arrow through it has been nicknamed, is doing better Wednesday morning according to veterinarian reports.

“She is still in critical condition and will remain that way throughout the day! She is a fighter so say a prayer for a full and speedy recovery,” Animal Warden Cara Moran said.

Rushville Police Chief Craig Tucker said the arrow has been identified as a Beman 340 ICS Bowhunter and is a black arrow with an orange logo. “The fletching is yellow and white. The tip on it is a practice tip. If anybody knows anybody that lives in that area with arrows similar to that, we’d appreciate a phone call,” Tucker said.

RPD can be reached at 932-3907.

The cat was transported for emergency treatment to Jackman’s Animal Clinic in Milroy Tuesday.

Residents near the dead end on Pearl Street found the cat lying outside their home around 8 a.m. Tuesday and immediately called the Rushville Animal Shelter. Moran responded to the report of the injured cat.

The cat is female and approximately two or three years old, according to Moran. It was not wearing a collar and can’t be scanned for an owner’s I.D. chip until after it comes out from anaesthesia, she said.

An early afternoon update Tuesday to Moran from the treating veterinarians confirmed that the cat’s vital signs had “almost crashed” during removal of the arrow.

“The next 12 hours will still be critical,” Moran repeated from the report, saying x-rays weren’t able to show if the arrow had penetrated or gone on top of the cat’s diaphragm. The arrow did appear to have penetrated the liver.

The emergency treatment for the cat will be covered out of a fund from donations made to the Rushville Animal Shelter. Donations may be made to: Rushville Animal Shelter, 223 Smiley Ave., Rushville, IN 46173. Their phone number is 765-932-4754.

“It made me feel terrible to pick it up off the ground. I picked it up, put it in the truck and immediately took it down there,” Moran said.

The parts of the arrow removed before treatment were turned over by Moran to the Rushville Police Department for investigation.

The arrow has been held for evidence, according to Chief Tucker.

“We have initiated an investigation into animal cruelty,” he said.

“If the person involved would like to present themselves with an explanation as to why this has happened, we’d be happy to talk to them,” Tucker said.

Melissa Conrad, 765-932-2222 ext. 107

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