I found my cat in my yard with an arrow still in her body

@ramapo17 (23301)
Melbourne, Florida
January 27, 2016 9:10pm CST
I use to be a complete animal lover and always had lots of cats, not all at one time but there was a time I had 3 cats, and 3 dogs at the same time and 2 birds. I shouldn't say I "was" a complete animal lover as I still am but as I got older and moved around I never replaced any of my animals after they passed through the years. I lived in the country with houses around but not right on top of each other. We had about an acre of property at this time. I heard a scream and I knew it was one of my cats. I ran to the door and opened it and my young cat came running in the house and had an arrow still in her. The front of it was coming out of her stomach area and the feathers were sticking out of her back side. I ran after her as she ran under one of the beds and by her moving around the arrow came out of her, but boy did she scream. We immediately called the vet and he told us to bring her right in. We also called the police to report this and we were told there were other people in the neighborhood that found their pets shot too. We brought her home and I had to keep the wound open and I had to keep putting in an ointment all the way into the both sides of the wound. That was awful. I had to make sure she didn't get an infection. The next day the police and newspaper reporters showed up and my picture and the cat were on the front page of the newspaper. I never heard if anyone was caught. My little baby lived to be 15 years old which I thought was amazing after going through that.
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@Hatley (164672)
• Garden Grove, California
28 Jan 16
thats so cruel how could anyone hurt a little cat l ike that su ch meaness is scary for sure. and can this person who shot an inocent cat graduate to shottting arrows at people? thats scary to think about.
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@ramapo17 (23301)
• Melbourne, Florida
28 Jan 16
@Hatley I always thought that too. Whether it was kids or pets, the people shooting them should be arrested and held accountable.
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@amnabas (9907)
• Karachi, Pakistan
28 Jan 16
That's a shame how could people hurt these innocent creatures.
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@ramapo17 (23301)
• Melbourne, Florida
28 Jan 16
@amnabas I know, some people are such sickies and I always wondered if it was a kid or an adult.
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@fishtiger58 (30346)
• Momence, Illinois
28 Jan 16
And they never found out who was doing this? What a shame. It's pretty amazing that your cat survived.
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@ramapo17 (23301)
• Melbourne, Florida
28 Jan 16
@fishtiger58 No they never found out who did this or they just never told us. Supposedly there were a few cats and dogs that were shot with the bow and arrow.
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@fishtiger58 (30346)
• Momence, Illinois
28 Jan 16
@ramapo17 that is just cruel.
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@ramapo17 (23301)
• Melbourne, Florida
28 Jan 16
@fishtiger58 Yes it is. the cat never did anything to anyone except give joy to me and my kids.
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@just4him (112956)
• Green Bay, Wisconsin
29 Jan 16
Oh my, that's awful!
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@topffer (33792)
• France
28 Jan 16
I have had a cat poisoned in the past and it was also cruel. Some people are real pet haters. In the countryside it is not rare that hunters are killing cats when they saw them in the nature, saying that they are predators.
@ramapo17 (23301)
• Melbourne, Florida
31 Jan 16
@topffer did that cat survive?
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@topffer (33792)
• France
31 Jan 16
@ramapo17 He was suffering a lot, and the vet told me that there was nothing else to do for him than to give him an injection. My cats are usually often outdoors, and during months after this I was reticent to open the door to my other cat despite of his miaows.
@ramapo17 (23301)
• Melbourne, Florida
31 Jan 16
@topffer I don't blame you. At least the cat is not suffering any longer.
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@paigea (21929)
• Canada
31 Jan 16
Oh my, that is amazing after going through that. You are a good nurse to be able to have provided that cure.
@ramapo17 (23301)
• Melbourne, Florida
31 Jan 16
@paigea Thanks, I never thought I could do something like put the medicine in the wound with a long tube but when things happen, that's when we find out how strong we can be.
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@Elizaby (3620)
• Pensacola, Florida
30 Jan 16
That is amazing. Too bad they probably didn't find who did it.
@ramapo17 (23301)
• Melbourne, Florida
31 Jan 16
@Elizaby I know, we never did find out nor ever found out if any other animal was hit after mine. I was so glad none of the kids were outside playing that day.
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@Jackalyn (6657)
• Oxford, England
29 Jan 16
You just have to wonder at the level uf evil people will stoop to. I am glad your cat survived.
@ramapo17 (23301)
• Melbourne, Florida
29 Jan 16
Thank you @Jackalyn, we are too and she lived a nice old age. Eventually I will write the story about my other cat, that too was unbelievable.