His new name is Archer.
The stray cat in Sedgwick was brought into the Sedgwick Veterinary Clinic last week. An arrow had been shot through the 4- to 5-year-old cat’s neck. He was found on Lincoln Street in Sedgwick.
“He had an arrow hanging out of his face,” said Kate Jacob, who treated the cat. “Fortunately, it did not hit anything major. He is healing beautifully.”
On Tuesday, People for the Ethical Treatment of Animals offered a $2,000 reward for information in helping the Sedgwick Police Department find the person or persons who shot Archer. The local police department is offering a $100 reward.
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Jacob said area residents have contributed to the gray tabby’s care. She hopes he can be adopted after he heals.
“He is very sweet,” Jacob said. “We have a couple of clients who are interested in adopting him, but we’d welcome any call. We just want to make sure he goes to a home whose people will take care of him.”
In the meantime, the Sedgwick veterinarian said Archer’s story has been shared from the city’s Facebook page hundreds of times.
“I hope if somebody is caught and it is found that they did this on purpose, I hope they are prosecuted to the full extent of the law,” Jacob said.