Cat found in upstate N.Y. with arrow shot through body

WATERVILLE, N.Y. A cat that was found with an arrow shot through its body is recovering a veterinary clinic in Waterville, N.Y., CBS affiliate WTVH reports.

A cat that was found in a field last month with an arrow through his body is recovering after two surgeries.
A cat that was found in a field last month with an arrow through his body is recovering after two surgeries.
Dr. James Gilchrist, Waterville Veterinary Clinic

James Gilchrist, the managing veterinarian at the Waterville Veterinary Clinic, told the station the cat was found last month in a field with a 27-inch arrow lodged through its abdomen.

The cat underwent two surgeries and is expected to survive. He's been adopted by a veterinary technician and just needs his stitches removed before he goes to his new home Thursday.

Some have suggested naming the cat Robin Hood or arrow, but the feline's new owner didn't want a name that reflected the injury, according to WTVH. He has been temporarily named Norman.

Police are investigating who shot the arrow.

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