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It is a horrible case of animal cruelty and an amazing survival story wrapped into one. A Lancaster County cat, shot in the head with an arrow, is recovering.

It was a few days before Christmas around 11:30 p.m. when Jean Kissinger went to the back porch to let her cats in for the evening. But as she neared the door, Kissinger knew something was terribly wrong.

"The other cats was frantic, banging against things," said Kissinger. "Mack was trying to get in the house, he was banging the arrow, and I couldn't believe what I was seeing."

What she saw was real. Her cat, Mack, had an arrow clear through his head.

"I almost panicked. I needed to get him taken care of, and that was my first thought," said Kissinger. "Could hardly stand it as far as thinking he was in a lot of pain and what have you."

Kissinger called her son, Bruce Kissinger, and her daughter, Penny Wenger.

"I saw the person standing out there at the stump, then I saw the cat," said Bruce Kissinger. He said the person he believed to be the shooter ran off.

"Trying to get around with that arrow in his head and he couldn't go anywhere," said Bruce. "Gut-wrenching, I guess you could say."

"Took him to the vet. They took x-rays and said it nipped his sinus and they think he'd be okay, and they pulled it out," said Wenger.

"If I would've tried to move it, it was very possible that I could've killed the cat," said Jean.

Thankfully that did not happen, and a few weeks later, Mack is back to his normal self. Except for the fact that he is a little skittish around strangers. He would not let the media anywhere close. But who can blame him?

"He's a big cat. He looks mean but he's not," said Bruce. "And if you would hear him meow, he meows like a kitten. Sounds like a real wimp."

But after surviving being shot in the head with an arrow, a wimp is the last thing Mack is.

Police are still trying to figure out who shot Mack. Anyone with information should call Susquehanna Regional Police at 717-426-1158.

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