Cat shot by crossbow in Dryden, says Tompkins SPCA

A young cat is recovering after surgery to remove an arrow, according to the SPCA of Tompkins County. The grey and white female, about two years old, was shot with a crossbow bolt in Dryden last week.

According to the SPCA, a Good Samaritan called the New York State Police on Tuesday evening, June 20th, after finding the injured cat on Third Street in the Little Creek Trailer Park in the Town of Dryden, and police contacted the SPCA. Humane officers from the SPCA found the cat after searching Tuesday evening and Wednesday morning.

After being medically evaluated at the SPCA, the cat was sent to the Cornell University Hospital for Animals to have the arrow surgically removed from her head and shoulder. Investigators were able to match the arrow to a crossbow model that’s sold commercially.

The cat is recovering from surgery with a good prognosis, but the SPCA asks that anyone with information about the incident contact Animal Control at 607-319-5067.

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