Cat found shot with arrow in Rushville is recovering

Police seeking answers

RUSHVILLE, Ind. - A cat found clinging to life after being shot through with an arrow is on the road to recovery in Rushville.

The black female cat, who is believed to be about 2 to 3 years old, was found lying outside homes along Pearl Street on Tuesday morning, barely breathing.

The cat underwent emergency surgery to remove the arrow, and nearly died during the procedure, but has since bounced back, veterinarians said.

"Her chest X-rays look really good. She has bruising on a couple of lung loads, but otherwise, she's not been in any respiratory distress or problems there," said veterinarian Angie Thieman.

Rushville Police Chief Craig Tucker said the arrow was a Beman 340 ICS Bowhunter, black with an orange logo, with yellow and white fletching and a practice tip.

Anyone with information about the incident is asked to call Rushville police at 765-932-3907.

The Rushville Animal Shelter is covering the costs of the emergency surgery. Donations can be made to 223 Smiley Ave., Rushville, IN 46173.

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