Tanya Sinkovits

WEST FRANKFORT, Ill. (KMOX) — The prognosis is good for a southern Illinois cat shot with an arrow.

A worker at the Franklin county animal hospital in West Frankfort says the arrow found sticking from the black-and-white cat named Boxer Wednesday broke one of his legs, but missed all of the vital organs.

Animal control supervisor Jarrett Broy tells KMOX News Boxer was one of eight strays cared for by a rural family, and the only one that hasn’t disappeared in recent weeks.

Boxer was found wounded near a rural West Frankfort greenhouse on Wednesday.

“It’s a very sad thing, someone would even think about doing that let alone do it,” Broy remarks. “They had to know they didn’t kill him right off.”

Broy says Boxer’s caretakers have agreed to pay for his medical bills, but want Broy to find him a permanent home once he’s well.

Broy says they may never know who shot the cat. But last month in nearby Benton, a puppy named Bullet was found shot with an arrow in a neighborhood.

That dog has recovered and has been adopted.

Copyright KMOX Radio


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