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Cat pierced by arrow in Roanoke County

Angels of Assisi
Angels of Assisi(WDBJ)
Published: Jul. 25, 2019 at 1:03 PM EDT
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Update:

The cat has not had surgery after being pierced by an arrow. He is on antibiotics and is expected to be okay.

He is one of three major cases that came into Angels of Assisi today.

The cat's recovery time is unknown at this point but will go through a proper stray hold for 5 to 10 days. If he is not claimed, the cat will then be put up for adoption.

Officials are not sure if he is a stray because there have been lots of calls for missing cats.

The cat is believed to be over two years old.

Update:

The cat is recovering after being pierced by an arrow.

According to Angels of Assisi, the cat is "not out of the woods yet."

Officials believe the cat to be a stray because it was not microchipped and there is no known owner.

The investigation is ongoing and there confirmed suspects at this time.

Anyone with information is asked to contact Roanoke County Police at (540) 562-3265.

Original Story:

Authorities said they received a call about a cat that was shot with an arrow in Roanoke County.

Roanoke County Animal Control said they received a call Thursday at 12:09 p.m., from a woman saying a cat pierced through the torso approached her home.

The cat was found in the Pine Tree Mobile Hole Park in the 2500 block of Rutrough Road.

Animal control took the cat took Angels of Assisi where it’s receiving emergency surgery.

Animal control says they do not yet have a person of interest.