Cat shot with crossbow bolt recovering

An X-ray of a cat that was shot with a crossbow bolt. (Oct. 6, 2015)

KALAMO TOWNSHIP, Mich. (WOOD/AP) — A pet cat that was found with a crossbow bolt through his chest in a rural part of Michigan is recovering after surgery.

The Capital Area Humane Society of Lansing says veterinarians removed the arrow Monday. According to a Tuesday post on the organization’s Facebook page, the cat named Kitty was in serious but stable condition and being treated for pain. He “is doing as well as can be expected,” the post said.

The cat has lung damage from the arrow. He was found Monday beneath a deck in Kalamo Township in Eaton County.

The type of arrow found in the cat is used for target practice, the Eaton County Sheriff’s Department said in a Monday release. The cat’s owner had last seen the animal Saturday.

The sheriff’s department is seeking tips about the shooting.

The Humane Society is offering a $1,000 reward for information leading an arrest.

People wishing to help can also donate to the Humane Society’s Special Care and Cruelty Fund. provides commenting to allow for constructive discussion on the stories we cover. In order to comment here, you acknowledge you have read and agreed to our Terms of Service. Commenters who violate these terms, including use of vulgar language or racial slurs, will be banned. Please be respectful of the opinions of others and keep the conversation on topic and civil. If you see an inappropriate comment, please flag it for our moderators to review.

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