Cat named ‘Cupid’ saved after being pierced by arrow in Berks County, Pennsylvania

QUAKERTOWN, Pennsylvania (WPVI) — The Pennsylvania State Police are trying to find out who shot a neighborhood cat with an arrow.

Stray Cat Blues Rescue’s Heather Heilman received a call from a local vet, who shared a picture of the injured cat with an arrow in its side.

The cat was spotted in a wooded area of ​​Barto on Jan. 24 by a concerned Berks County resident. Volunteers found the cat days later, on January 31.

“It was a moment I can’t believe… We didn’t think we were going to get him. He was out so long,” Heilman said.

“We put it on Facebook. Much of the community got out, got up. It landed a mile from its original location and had crossed a major intersection,” Heilman added.

When discovered, the arrow had come loose, but the wounds were severe. He was taken to the Quakertown Veterinary Clinic.

“The arrow went into his left shoulder, over his neck. So he missed all of his major nerves, arteries, his spinal cord, but he definitely caused a lot of trauma,” said Dr. Ariel Schoenlein.

Now he’s on antibiotics, painkillers and has the vet nurse him back to health. There is also a GoFundMe to help with his care.

Authorities are unsure if this was intentional or an accident and they are hoping he will be adopted by Valentine’s Day. Volunteers considered it appropriate to call him Cupid.

But how did Cupid come about?

dr Schoenlein hopes someone will come forward with information.

“I’m trying to keep an open mind, but that definitely seems to have been intentional, but we don’t know. He can’t tell us, so we can just stand up for him,” she said.

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