By Brenda Waters

CALIFORNIA (KDKA) – Veterinarians are working to save the life of a cat after it was shot with an arrow.

Dr. Dimitri Brown, of University Veterinary Specialists, says it appears someone shot the animal intentionally.

“My understanding, the tip on the arrow is used for practice, not hunting,” said Dr. Brown. “In order to get this amount of penetration, it would have to be done at pretty close range, so it makes it seem that this was an intentional act.”

The cat was brought into University Veterinary Specialists in McMurray for treatment. She was awake and purring, but immediately sedated and prepared for surgery.

The young feline had the arrow pierce her abdomen.

Police in California say a man coming out of his house to get the paper noticed the cat in his yard and called Animal Control just after 8 a.m. Tuesday.

During surgery, a portion of the cat’s large bowel had to be removed. She will be under 24 hour watch for the next five days until she is out of the woods.

As soon as she is well enough, she will be up for adoption.

Meantime, California Police are investigating.

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