Cat recovers after being shot with 2-foot arrow

11 Feb

Leila the catBy Stephanie Coueignoux, Reporter

ORANGE COUNTY —

After being shot through the body with an arrow, an Orange County cat is now recovering and deputies are investigating.

Leila’s owners live near University of Central Florida. They said she likes to walk around the neighborhood and is very friendly with everyone.

Two weeks ago, Leila started scratching on the patio door after being outside. That’s when the owners discovered the arrow.

Dr. Steve Wiseman treated Leila and said the arrow was about 2 feet long. Amazingly enough, Leila is expected to recover.

Wiseman said the cat is lucky to be alive.

“It may have hit an artery. It could have hit the lungs. The spinal cord is right there too and a cat isn’t a big animal and this arrow is pretty large so it could have severed the spinal cord also,” Wiseman said.

Wiseman said Leila should make a full recovery.

So far, deputies don’t have any suspects. If caught, the person who shot the arrow could face animal cruelty charges.

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