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Family cat found with arrow through his back
WALB ^ | February 11, 2010 | Stephanie Springer

Posted on 02/11/2010 5:03:31 PM PST by myknowledge

TIFTON, GA (WALB) –An unusual case of animal cruelty in Tift County. Someone shot a cat with an arrow. The family thinks someone in their neighborhood is responsible. They hope whoever did it will admit it.

Meet Tom, the five year old family cat with a whole lot of personality, and a whole lot of strength.

"He's got the exit wound and entry wound where that arrow was lodged in him," said Dr. Branch.

For being able to survive a cruel and unnecessary act, that could have taken his life.

(Excerpt) Read more at walb.com ...


TOPICS: Crime/Corruption; News/Current Events; US: Georgia
KEYWORDS: arrow; billthecat; catcruelty; georgia; tiftcounty; tifton; tomthecat
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Tom the cat really does have nine lives...

1 posted on 02/11/2010 5:03:31 PM PST by myknowledge
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To: myknowledge
I'm not a cat fanatic -- I dig all animals.

And I hope they catch the piece of white trash that did this (it's just a hunch) -- the devil-worhipping imbecile with the deadly weapon and...give him his due.

2 posted on 02/11/2010 5:05:18 PM PST by the invisib1e hand (governance is not sovereignty [paraphrasing Bishop Fulton Sheen].)
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To: myknowledge

It’s a black cat. The shooter was superstitious.


3 posted on 02/11/2010 5:08:49 PM PST by mamelukesabre (Si Vis Pacem Para Bellum (If you want peace prepare for war))
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To: Catsrus

You seem to be a cat person cats-r-us.


4 posted on 02/11/2010 5:09:19 PM PST by philman_36 (Pride breakfasted with plenty, dined with poverty, and supped with infamy. Benjamin Franklin)
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To: myknowledge
So was this a 'fluke' or a deliberate attack? Surely, they could find the perp by the arrow.. .and maybe just a bit of finger prints left behind or some DNA.. .or that's right'. This is not a CSI episode; just a neighborhood cat with an arrow through it's back.

How utterly empty and morally bankrupt are so many bodies that inhabit the world; and closer. . .I hope they find the perp.

5 posted on 02/11/2010 5:10:14 PM PST by cricket (Proud to be in the 'Party of NO')
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To: myknowledge

It looks like a marauding feral bird killer to me


6 posted on 02/11/2010 5:10:22 PM PST by bert (K.E. N.P. +12 . Tax the poor. Taxes will give them a stake in society)
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To: mamelukesabre

Picture shows white underbelly up to head


7 posted on 02/11/2010 5:12:14 PM PST by egannacht (Inalienable rights granted by...)
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To: myknowledge

“They hope whoever did it will admit it.”

I hope they’re not holding their breaths waiting.


8 posted on 02/11/2010 5:12:23 PM PST by cajuncow
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To: myknowledge

It could just be an unfurtunate accident.


9 posted on 02/11/2010 5:12:57 PM PST by mylife (Opinions: $1.00 Halfbaked: 50c)
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To: myknowledge
A friend of mine’s Sheltie was shot with a .22 caliber pellet gun while he was taking him for a walk.
10 posted on 02/11/2010 5:14:03 PM PST by oyez ( damnant quod non intelligunt)
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To: the invisib1e hand

1. White trash?

2 Devil worshipper?


11 posted on 02/11/2010 5:14:14 PM PST by egannacht (Inalienable rights granted by...)
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To: the invisib1e hand

yer jumping to a lot of conclusions. personally, i hope whoever did this reads the article and keeps their mouth shut.

they would more than likely be punished as if it was a human that was shot.


12 posted on 02/11/2010 5:15:40 PM PST by wwcj
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To: myknowledge

Looks like a crossbow bolt.


13 posted on 02/11/2010 5:16:36 PM PST by MaxMax (Lets get a sense)
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To: myknowledge

Maybe they should learn to keep the cat at home, in the house.

There are several cats, probably feral but have no way of knowing, that come onto the property and cause problems. They climb under the house and have litters of kittens, the place smells of their spray and urine. No collars or tags that can be seen.

I won’t be using any arrows on them. I use a .22 when I see them and have a clear shot. Next, I’ll start using the 12 gauge. Then SSS. If they’re the neighbor’s cats- tough. Keep ‘em home. But when they go to other’s property and cause problems, then they’re gonna get taken care of.

The only problem with using the arrow is that it can hit them and not kill them, and they can then run away, maybe back home. Why should people whose property is being damaged have to put up with them?

I fully understand the difference between animal cruelty and getting rid of marauding animals. This cat probably fell into the latter category. That’s why it was shot. And I don’t see any collar in the pic. Maybe they took it off to treat it, but how is anyone supposed to know that it’s your poor wittle kitty when it’s far away from your home and tearing up or damaging other’s? Hmmmmm?


14 posted on 02/11/2010 5:17:44 PM PST by hadit2here ("Most men would rather die than think. Many do." - Bertrand Russell)
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To: myknowledge

While I don’t condone shooting cats with field point arrows,,, what should a person do when the 4 next door neighbors let their cats out at night to pee on my car and scratch it up by jumping up on it?


15 posted on 02/11/2010 5:17:54 PM PST by MrPiper
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To: myknowledge

Looks like a crossbow arrow or quarl as they’re called ...(or was it cut down some) ... my dad has a couple of x-bows ....


16 posted on 02/11/2010 5:19:12 PM PST by SkyDancer (If you don't read the newspaper you are uninformed, if you do read the newspaper you are misinformed)
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To: wwcj; egannacht
devil worshipper....white trash

The two are pretty much synonymous.yer jumping to a lot of conclusions. personally, i hope whoever did this reads the article and keeps their mouth shut.

I have a good track record.

17 posted on 02/11/2010 5:19:21 PM PST by the invisib1e hand (governance is not sovereignty [paraphrasing Bishop Fulton Sheen].)
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To: MaxMax

article says they found it broken off like this. my guess is that it was a small powered bow. most cross bows have enough wump to go thru a cat. not that i’ve ever shot a cat with a bow.


18 posted on 02/11/2010 5:20:01 PM PST by wwcj
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To: MrPiper

It’s up to you to build a garage. (semi sarc)


19 posted on 02/11/2010 5:21:02 PM PST by mylife (Opinions: $1.00 Halfbaked: 50c)
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To: MrPiper

My wife’s cat was getting on the neighbor’s convertible. I bought him a Ssscat Repellent device. Happy ever after!


20 posted on 02/11/2010 5:21:25 PM PST by realpatriot (Some spelling errers entionally included!)
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To: myknowledge
If you wish to kill something then you do it in the most effective and humane way possible. This was nothing but a case of some idiot with a bow deciding to shoot this cat for the fun of it.......

With that being said, if it was my cat (and I have a cat which chooses not to leave my house nor would I allow it) and it was shot like this, I would hunt the fool down and deliver an ass kicking that he would remember for the rest of his life. And every time he looked in the mirror he would be reminded of me............

21 posted on 02/11/2010 5:21:32 PM PST by Hot Tabasco (My boomerang won't come back.......)
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To: MrPiper; hadit2here

same thing we do.


22 posted on 02/11/2010 5:22:37 PM PST by wwcj
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To: myknowledge
Did they do a cat scan?
23 posted on 02/11/2010 5:22:54 PM PST by Ken H (Debt free is the way to be)
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To: myknowledge

Keep your pets at home, fixed, and we will not have to read any more of these stories.

Thank you.


24 posted on 02/11/2010 5:23:00 PM PST by hadaclueonce ("Endeavor to persevere.")
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To: Slings and Arrows

No pun intended with this ping.


25 posted on 02/11/2010 5:24:33 PM PST by beaversmom
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To: All

If it wasn’t an accident, they should have just called animal control.

Roaming cats annoy me, they bother my dogs who I keep in the house/yard—not roaming the neighborhood.

Cats poop in the flower beds and spray.

I’m sorry the cat was hurt but I think the owners are to blame too—for letting their animal roam free.


26 posted on 02/11/2010 5:25:56 PM PST by Irenic
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To: hadaclueonce
If it wasn’t a cat, it would be a goose, fox, duck, raccoon, or squirrel.
27 posted on 02/11/2010 5:26:39 PM PST by beaversmom
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To: the invisib1e hand

The cat has black and white markings, not pure black. I am familiar with certain misguided individuals that sacrifice cats. And white trash presupposes that all misguided individuals that sacrifice cats are white in skin tone (thinking Haitians off the top of my head).

Don’t know what you mean about good track records?


28 posted on 02/11/2010 5:26:53 PM PST by egannacht (Inalienable rights granted by...)
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To: beaversmom

While this is indeed unfortunate, it seems that many cat “owners” allow their cats to roam. Don’t cat “owners” have any respect for the poor songbirds that their cats tend to kill? How insensitive is that?


29 posted on 02/11/2010 5:27:21 PM PST by hal ogen
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To: Hot Tabasco

hope we don’t see a picture of you on here with an arrow through your ribs. how would you plan on getting the person to your property? or would you boldly go on their land (probably like the cat) and deal out this viciousness?


30 posted on 02/11/2010 5:27:33 PM PST by wwcj
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To: realpatriot
My wife’s cat was getting on the neighbor’s convertible. I bought him a Ssscat Repellent device. Happy ever after!

So far, I've purchased one of those air soft plastic bb guns,,, good out to about 20 yards, and I'm having a ball.

I'm considering one of those paint ball guns so the cat can go home with a big yellow blotch on its side :-)

31 posted on 02/11/2010 5:28:50 PM PST by MrPiper
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To: myknowledge

Hope they catch the jackass and throw him in jail.


32 posted on 02/11/2010 5:29:45 PM PST by mysterio
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To: MrPiper

that’s a great idea. just make sure you don’t miss and hit the car, those things make a nasty mess.


33 posted on 02/11/2010 5:30:52 PM PST by wwcj
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To: Ken H

Followed by a PET scan.


34 posted on 02/11/2010 5:31:43 PM PST by cajuncow
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To: myknowledge

A family member once had a bale of hay set up to target shoot his archery stuff.
One arrow flew over the bale and killed a chicken in the neighbors yard.
Pure accident.


35 posted on 02/11/2010 5:33:02 PM PST by RGSpincich
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To: Irenic

“I’m sorry the cat was hurt but I think the owners are to blame too.”

That’s my sentiment as well. However, I WAS sad to see a dead coyote in the road that heads into our neighborhood.


36 posted on 02/11/2010 5:33:53 PM PST by 21twelve (Having the Democrats in control is like a never-ending game of Calvin ball. (Giotto))
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To: myknowledge

So sad. Had a beautiful, gray tabby who used to roam the Wildlife Refuge that our home backed up to. He came home one day with a huge, circular gash out of his shoulder. He survived....but the vet said it was caused by a ‘4-point razor’ arrow. Don’t get me wrong. I LOVE and grew up in a family of hunters.....but this is just sick.


37 posted on 02/11/2010 5:34:00 PM PST by RushIsMyTeddyBear (I don't have a 'Cousin Pookie'.)
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To: egannacht
had nothing to do with cat's color.

What kind of person do you think shoots a housecat with a bow and arrow?

the rest is yadda yadda. all due respect.

38 posted on 02/11/2010 5:35:16 PM PST by the invisib1e hand (governance is not sovereignty [paraphrasing Bishop Fulton Sheen].)
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To: 21twelve

OKAY! i confess! I DID IT! I DID IT! not.

When does the season open for cats?


39 posted on 02/11/2010 5:35:48 PM PST by wwcj
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To: RushIsMyTeddyBear
but the vet said it was caused by a ‘4-point razor’ arrow.

You need to research how much damage feral cats are doing to wildlife in many areas. Was this cat you refer to spade or neutered?

40 posted on 02/11/2010 5:37:11 PM PST by MrPiper
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To: MrPiper

What????


41 posted on 02/11/2010 5:42:20 PM PST by RushIsMyTeddyBear (I don't have a 'Cousin Pookie'.)
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To: the invisib1e hand

Yep.....put an arrow through the punk who did this.


42 posted on 02/11/2010 5:43:54 PM PST by Red in Blue PA (If guns cause crime, then all of mine are defective!)
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To: the invisib1e hand
What kind of person do you think shoots a housecat with a bow and arrow?

One that is worried about missing with a rifle and ricochets and the noise of a gun shot. Keep kitty inside!

43 posted on 02/11/2010 5:45:21 PM PST by MrPiper
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To: the invisib1e hand

What kind of person kills cats: Many types of people. It is a common practice in certain parts of Europe that hold to superstitions. It is common practice among animal haters. Some people find cats destructive. And an arrow in the cat does not fit with people wanting a blood sacrifice.

One of my cats was killed by a friend’s mom because it went to the bathroom in her garden. Another one of my cat was thrown in oil by a neighbor with mental issues (later learned over time). When I grew up I kept my cats inside.

Any other questions?


44 posted on 02/11/2010 5:45:41 PM PST by egannacht (Inalienable rights granted by...)
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To: wwcj
would you boldly go on their land (probably like the cat) and deal out this viciousness?

I could tell you how it would be done but then I'd have to kill you......

LOL!

45 posted on 02/11/2010 5:45:46 PM PST by Hot Tabasco (My boomerang won't come back.......)
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To: egannacht
Any other questions?

It's plain that you torture yourself, but do you have to torture me, too?

It's a rhetorical question. Please don't answer.

46 posted on 02/11/2010 5:47:06 PM PST by the invisib1e hand (governance is not sovereignty [paraphrasing Bishop Fulton Sheen].)
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To: Red in Blue PA

better yet, cut the throat and watch the person bleed out while you tell him how important the cat was to you. that’ll fix’em! sarc


47 posted on 02/11/2010 5:47:44 PM PST by wwcj
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To: hal ogen

My spayed/neutered cats roam freely (but also have a cat door so they’re never stuck outside looking for food or shelter). At the first sign of a propensity to kill healthy birds, the ID tag and rabies tag on kitty’s collar is joined by a nice loud bell. Does the trick. And I scatter a generous helping of birdseed in my driveway everyday — provides entertainment for kitties and fattens up the birds so they have plenty of babies of every year. I’ve had 3-4 indoor-outdoor cats for the entire 20 years I’ve lived in this house, and they certainly haven’t made a dent in the bird population. I’ve got a much wider variety of birds than when I first moved in.


48 posted on 02/11/2010 5:47:46 PM PST by GovernmentShrinker
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To: RushIsMyTeddyBear
What????

Please don't tell me you are unaware of the damage cats have done to the quail population, etc. Many outdoorsman consider a feral cat the same as the coyotes that eat little dogs and cats. Feral cats are pests just like coyotes.

If you have a pet cat,, keep it at home,,, thats all.

49 posted on 02/11/2010 5:48:41 PM PST by MrPiper
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To: Hot Tabasco

tan my hide when i die clyde, tan my hide when i die.


50 posted on 02/11/2010 5:50:38 PM PST by wwcj
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