WATERVILLE, N.Y. (AP) _ A cat that was found with an arrow shot through its body is recovering at a central New York veterinarian's office.
James Gilchrist, the managing veterinarian at the Waterville Veterinary Clinic, tells the Observer-Dispatch of Utica that the 27-inch target arrow was still lodged in the cat's abdomen when the male feline was found last month in a field in the rural village of Waterville, 40 miles east of Syracuse.
The cat underwent emergency surgery to remove the arrow. Gilchrist says the cat had more surgery four days later and is expected to survive.
The cat has been adopted and will go to his new home Thursday.
Police are investigating to find out who shot the cat.