Tara Green was horrified when she saw a feral cat with an arrow lodged in its cheek wandering her Brooklyn neighborhood. “For somebody to shoot the cat in the face like that it’s unthinkable,” said Green. “I was crying.”
Green, a member of Brooklyn Animal Action, took the cat to Veterinary Emergency and Referral Group in Cobble Hill where veterinarians were able to remove the arrow, according to PIX 11.
“She’s very lucky, just one centimeter over, she could’ve been dead,” Dr. Justin Lamb to PIX 11. “It missed her eye’s arteries.” Lamb gave the cat pain medication and a mild sedative while they removed the arrow.
“She didn’t hiss or growl or anything like that,” said Dr. Melanie Shapiro. The cat, now named Whitney, is between 3 and 4 years old. Green said the organization has received calls from people who want to adopt Whitney, who is receiving antibiotics.
Green told PIX11 she is filing a police report to try and find the person who shot Whitney. “They should be ashamed of themselves,” said Green. “Let the cats be.”