Cat shot perhaps dozens of times finds new home

ARLINGTON, Va. (WUSA9) -- A blind Arlington cat believed to have been shot dozens of times and survived, has found a new home.

Arrow was dropped off at the Animal Welfare League of Arlington by a random woman who claimed to have found him. After an x-ray, shelter staff found more than 60 BB gun rounds or shotgun shell fragments throughout his body. The x-ray shows the lodged pellets but it is unclear what sort of firearm was used.

"He has the mass of the pellets in his head and the rest just riddled throughout his body from both sides right down to his legs," said Charnita Fox, an animal care manager at Animal Welfare League of Arlington.

Arrow has been adopted by an Arlington resident who has shown a commitment to caring for cats with special needs. Arrow will be living with her in a two-level home with two other cats who can also help Arrow, officials said.


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