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Cat recovering after being shot with bow-and-arrow

Susquehanna Regional Police are trying to figure out who shot a one-year-old cat in the head with a bow and arrow in Conoy Township, Lancaster County.

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Susquehanna Regional Police are trying to figure out who shot a one-year-old cat in the head with a bow and arrow in Conoy Township, Lancaster County.

The attack happened just before midnight Dec. 22.

Mack’s owners rushed him to a veterinary hospital where the doctor found the arrow had barely missed his brain.

“It’s somebody that has a sick personality and they need to be brought back on their haunches, and get help if that’s what it is,” said Jean Kissinger, Mack’s owner.

Mack has been back home for a couple weeks and is doing well for the most part, Kissinger said. Because of where the arrow struck him, he likely will have sinus issues for the rest of his life.

Kissinger’s son saw someone on their property at the same time they discovered the cat had been injured. But, so far police have been unable to track that person down.

“And then there are studies out there that show a pattern of people that are abusive toward animals, it leads to other things too,” said Lt. Stephen Englert.

Anyone with information is asked to contact police at 717-426-1164.

A case of animal cruelty in Lancaster County.  Someone shot an arrow through the head of a cat named Mack on December 22, 2012. It happened at around 11:30 pm in the 300 block of Walnut Street in Bainbridge.  The arrow entered Mack’s skull through the front top of his head and punched through and out the back his head.

A witness reported seeing a dark figure standing in the backyard of Mack’s home. When the witness saw Mack sitting on the porch with an arrow through his skull the dark figure ran from the backyard towards North Second Street.

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The field tipped arrow narrowly missed Mack’s brain but did strike through his sinuses causing a lifetime of sinus issues. The arrow was successfully removed later at Pet Emergency Treatment Services in Lancaster.  Mack is back home with his owner and is in good health.

Susquehanna Regional Police is asking anyone with information regarding the attack to call them at (717) 426-1164.

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