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Police continue to investigate cat shot by an arrow in Caseyville

A cat is recovering after being shot with an arrow on Friday in Caseyville.
A cat is recovering after being shot with an arrow on Friday in Caseyville. Provided

A cat who was shot by an arrow on Friday in Caseyville is continuing to recover, and St. Clair County Sheriff’s Department is looking at a “person of interest.”

Investigator Kenneth McHughes, who handles cases of animal abuse, is speaking with neighbors and trying to find surveillance video footage of what happened, public information officer Scott Toth said, adding that there is a “person of interest.” The incident happened on the 2100 block of North 82nd Street.

The Sheriff’s Department called Partners 4 Pets on Friday to ask what to do with the cat, according to the Troy-based animal shelter’s Facebook page. Doctors from Gateway Veterinary Surgery operated on the cat at Horseshoe Lake Animal Hospital, inserted a chest tube, and gave the cat antibiotics to combat infection.

The arrow was dotted with blood that was not the animal’s, leading Partners 4 Pets to believe that the arrow had been used to shoot something else.

As of Monday morning, the cat still had a high temperature and wasn’t eating much. It will stay a few more days at the animal hospital to recover.

It’s new name is Arrow.

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