“Arrow Cat” shot in Dryden “doing incredibly well,” says SPCA

A young cat shot with a crossbow bolt in Dryden in June has recovered well after her surgery, and “Arrow” is “doing incredibly well” in her new home with the Cornell vet student who adopted her, according to the SPCA of Tompkins County.

“Arrow” the Cat after her surgery earlier this summer. Photo provided.

Arrow was so friendly while housed in Cornell’s vet hospital ICU that she had to have signage limiting visitors to those on her team so she could rest and heal, according to Rachel, her new guardian.

The injured cat had been spotted in the Little Creek Trailer Park in the Town of Dryden on June 20th, and humane officers from the SPCA found her the next day. 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.

The SPCA says her surgery care at the Cornell University Hospital for Animals ended up costing $2,760.86. “Funds to pay for this come out of our Angel Fund, a critical care veterinary emergency fund,” according to SPCA executive director Jim Bouderau. Pet lovers “can imagine it is easy to rapidly deplete the funds when there are real emergencies like this,” Jim says.

Arrow with the dog and cat siblings that make up her new family. Photo provided.

Jim thanks those who’ve already made a donation toward Arrow’s care, and says the SPCA “would be forever grateful” to anyone else willing to chip in.

Pints for Paws at the Westy on Thursday evening, August 10th in Ithaca’s west end is a more general fundraiser for the SPCA of Tompkins County. Ithaca Beer is donating a keg of Flower Power, so all proceeds from Flower Power pint sales will go to the SPCA, as will $1 from each pint of other Ithaca Beer Company brews. Well-behaved pets are welcome, on a leash, and the event, which starts at 5pm, is all-ages until 8pm.

Another fundraising effort that’s coming up is this weekend’s Wine ‘n Wags event at Treleaven Winery in King Ferry, north of Ithaca on the east side of Cayuga Lake. This Saturday, August 12th, from 3:00-9:30pm, Treleaven is offering music from Radio London and The Jeff Love Band, and food will be available from Silo Truck, Dos Amigos, Cayuga Lake Creamery, Silver Street Rd. Kettlecorn, and JAI’s Traveling Cafe, and of course there will be wine and wine slushies available. 100% of proceeds from a raffle featuring pet- and people-related prizes donated by local businesses will support the SPCA.

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