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Cat shot with arrow in Wisconsin

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A calico cat in southern Wisconsin is receiving veterinary treatment after being shot through her shoulder with an arrow by an unknown assailant, according to the Humane Society of Jefferson County.

The wounded feline was found the night of July 1 in a residential garage in Jefferson city, about an hour west of Milwaukee. She was rushed to a local animal hospital for emergency care. Although the arrow was removed, additional medical treatment will be required, the humane society said. The cat, who has no collar or microchip and whose owner has not come forward to claim her, has been named Abilene.

“Abilene’s prognosis is guarded,” the humane society wrote on its Facebook page July 3. “However, she is receiving excellent veterinary care and we’re hopeful that she will make a full recovery.”

According to the local Daily Union newspaper, the cat is experiencing a significant amount of pain and swelling and received a large drain to remove fluid from her wound.

Anyone with information about the cat or the shooting is asked to contact the Jefferson Police Department at 920-674-7707 or the humane society at 920-674-2048. The humane society said it is raising funds so it can offer a reward for information leading to the arrest and conviction of the person or people responsible.

“Please help us send the message that the mistreatment of animals will not be tolerated in Jefferson County and that the [humane society] and its supporters will fight to bring animal abusers to justice,” the group said.

Donations to Abilene’s medical and reward fund may be made here.

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