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Published:February 13th, 2011 10:17 EST

Cat Survives Arrow Wound

By Robert Paul Reyes

"An Indiana woman said a cat she found outside her door earned the nickname "Toughy" by surviving an arrow wound in freezing temperatures.


Buckett Pendley of Crown Point said she found the cat screaming outside her door Thursday with an arrow piercing its shoulder and front paw, The (Munster) Times reported Friday.

Pendley said her husband cut the shaft of the arrow and they called neighbor Jeff Jamrosz, who rushed the approximately 2-year-old cat to the St. John Animal Clinic, where his wife, Melissa Buggie, works as a veterinarian." UPI

Cats and dogs look to human beings for food, shelter and nurturing. Most people show kindness to stray cats and dogs. It`s inexcusable when a person abuses instead caring for a stray cat.

The individual who was so manifestly cruel to this cat belongs behind bars. Anybody who knows who he is should turn him in to the police.

Fortunately, there are many more pet lovers than there are creeps who abuse animals. I commend the Pendly couple for taking Toughy to the vet, and I applaud the vet for absorbing the costs for the cat`s care.

Toughy is expected to recover, and hopefully he will find a loving home.

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