The Pinellas County Sheriff’s Office is investigating after detectives say a cat was shot with an arrow near 72nd Avenue North and 33rd Street North in unincorporated St. Petersburg last week.
On Wednesday, members of Cat Trap Fever Inc. trapped a cat that had an arrow protruding from its back, the sheriff’s office said in a news release. The organization took the cat to a local veterinarian, where it underwent surgery to remove the arrow. The surgery was successful, but the cat had to undergo additional surgery and is listed in serious condition, the news release states.
The arrow is described as a black Wicked Ridge arrow with yellow fletching and an orange nock.
People who live in the area told detectives that the feline is a neighborhood cat and “super friendly.” The cat is described as a 3-year-old gray domestic shorthair.
Anyone with information can contact Detective McKee at 727-582-5827. Those who wish to remain anonymous can contact Crime Stoppers of Pinellas County by calling **TIPS or visiting crimestoppersofpinellas.org.