Cat shot in the head in West Virginia with an arrow undergoes emergency surgery

Photo By AWLArlington, VA @AWLAArlington

ARLINGTON, Va. (AP) — An animal welfare group in Virginia has removed an arrow from the head of a cat that had been wounded in West Virginia.

The Washington Post reports that the Animal Welfare League of Arlington performed the surgery on Sunday.

The arrow failed to penetrate any major organs or arteries, but a very serious infection had spread from the arrow’s tip. The organization said the cat was doing well, but it could not guarantee its survival.

The group added: “We are doing everything we can to save his life, and this little guy is a fighter.”

Few details were available about the circumstances in which the cat was attacked. But it apparently happened in Hardy County, West Virginia. A woman had found the feline on her porch.

The orange tabby has been named Cupid because the group in Arlington learned about him and his injuries on Valentine’s Day.

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