CONNEAUT, Ohio — Conneaut police are investigating after a cat named Callum was shot with an arrow Thursday.
Police received a call on July 23 that a cat had been shot with an arrow but officers couldn’t find the cat.
On Sunday, three days after being shot, a resident saw the cat and was able to secure him. Officers then took the cat to Maddox and Friends Cat Rescue, who are calling him Callum.
The rescue removed a large part of the arrow with bolt cutters and then transported Callum to a vet in Mentor, but because the arrow was near his carotid artery, the surgery could not be performed at that location.
Callum was once again transported, this time to a veterinary hospital in Akron and is set to undergo surgery Sunday night.
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Maddox and Friends Cat Rescue said the surgery is expected to cost between $4,000 and $5,000 and a fundraiser to help pay for Callum’s medical costs has been started.
Conneaut police said they interviewed a man who confessed to shooting the cat and said he did so because he “believed it was rabid,” but officers said the cat did not look rabid at the time they found him.
The case has been sent to the Conneaut Law Director for further review.
To help Callum with his veterinary care and costs, click here.