Ugh, this story makes my blood boil: earlier this week, a woman in Anne Arundel county noticed that the stray cat she’d been feeding over the past year had been shot with an arrow. Yes, you heard me right: someone took a bow and arrow, aimed at a fluffy orange tabby, and let fire.
It took two days for local animal lovers to catch the cat, who’s since been dubbed Xena — she was skittish, for obvious reasons. According to WBALTV, a Bowie vet was able to remove the arrow, and Xena seems to be recovering. (She’ll be available for adoption from Rude Ranch Animal Rescue once she heals.)
Police are asking the public for any information that might lead to the person who shot Xena. “We question if someone is able to do this to animal, if they did this intentionally, what else are they capable of doing?” said police spokesman Justin Mulcahy. If you’ve got any leads, contact Anne Arundel County Animal Control at 410-222-8900 or the Anne Arundel County Police Department at 410-222-8610.