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Cat shot in head with hunting arrow by unknown assailant, survives

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LANCASTER, Pa. (WHTM) -

Police are investigating a case of animal cruelty in which a cat was shot in the head with an arrow; the cat survived the attack.

On Dec. 22 around 11:30 p.m. an unknown individual walked to 334 Walnut Street in Bainbridge and shot a domesticated cat named Mack in the head with a field tipped hunting arrow.

The arrow entered Mack's skull through the front top of his head and traveled out of the back of his head. The arrow stayed in Mack's skull until it was removed by emergency veterinarian personnel at the Pet Emergency Treatment Services in Lancaster.

A witness reported seeing a dark figure standing in the backyard of Mack's residence. 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.

Mack survived the attack and, amazingly, is back in good health.

The field tipped arrow narrowly missed Mack's brain but did strike through his sinuses causing a lifetime of sinus issues.

Anyone with information regarding the attack on Mack is encouraged to contact police at 426-1164.

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