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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.
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Tom the cat really does have nine lives...
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.
It’s a black cat. The shooter was superstitious.
You seem to be a cat person cats-r-us.
How utterly empty and morally bankrupt are so many bodies that inhabit the world; and closer. . .I hope they find the perp.
It looks like a marauding feral bird killer to me
Picture shows white underbelly up to head
“They hope whoever did it will admit it.”
I hope they’re not holding their breaths waiting.
It could just be an unfurtunate accident.
1. White trash?
2 Devil worshipper?
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.
Looks like a crossbow bolt.
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?
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?
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 ....
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.
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.
It’s up to you to build a garage. (semi sarc)
My wife’s cat was getting on the neighbor’s convertible. I bought him a Ssscat Repellent device. Happy ever after!
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............
same thing we do.
Keep your pets at home, fixed, and we will not have to read any more of these stories.
No pun intended with this ping.
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.
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?
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?
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?
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 :-)
Hope they catch the jackass and throw him in jail.
that’s a great idea. just make sure you don’t miss and hit the car, those things make a nasty mess.
Followed by a PET scan.
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.
“Im 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.
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.
What kind of person do you think shoots a housecat with a bow and arrow?
the rest is yadda yadda. all due respect.
OKAY! i confess! I DID IT! I DID IT! not.
When does the season open for cats?
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?
Yep.....put an arrow through the punk who did this.
One that is worried about missing with a rifle and ricochets and the noise of a gun shot. Keep kitty inside!
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?
I could tell you how it would be done but then I'd have to kill you......
It's plain that you torture yourself, but do you have to torture me, too?
It's a rhetorical question. Please don't answer.
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
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.
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.
tan my hide when i die clyde, tan my hide when i die.