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Cat found in Virginia with arrow lodged in its shoulder

January 3, 2020 GMT

DANVILLE, Va. (AP) — Police in Virginia say that a cat has been wounded after being shot by an arrow.

The Danville Register & Bee reported Thursday that someone spotted the cat in the parking lot of a roofing company.

Police arrived and called the local Humane Society. It turned the cat over to the Animal Medical Center in Danville, which removed the plastic arrow from the cat’s shoulder.

The projectile had been lodged inches above the feline’s heart and lungs.

Danville police Maj. Timothy Jones said police are still are investigating.

Paulette Dean, executive director of the Danville Area Humane Society, said she’s seen a lot of cruelty to animals.

“This is not the first animal that we have had that has been shot with a bow and arrow like this.”

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