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Cat in Nampa recovering after being shot by crossbow

Keesha Boyum tells CBS 2 News her boyfriend then took the crossbow bolt out of the cat's side, before he took the cat to a nearby veterinarian clinic. (CBS 2 News Photo)

A cat was shot in its side by a crossbow in a Nampa area neighborhood Sunday afternoon.

The cat, Charlie, was first seen with the crossbow in his side when the owner's boyfriend went onto the porch and found the cat sitting on a lawn chair.

Keesha Boyum tells CBS 2 News her boyfriend then took the crossbow bolt out of the cat's side, before he took the cat to a nearby veterinarian clinic.

"It happened in the middle of the afternoon on a Sunday, when everyone's home," Boyum said. "So, what if a child was walking by? I don't really car who you are, you shouldn't be shooting a crossbow in the middle of the afternoon in town."

The cat suffered five puncture wounds to his intestines that leaked bile into his abdomen. Charlie is currently still in recovery from the operation.

"I don't know what he was doing," Boyum said. "I don't know why that person thought was okay shoot him. But whatever it was, I can't justify all the hurt and everything going on because of it."

Boyum says she will be filing a police report.

The staff member at All Valley Animal Care Center, where Charlie is recovering, said that they are cautiously optimistic that he'll recover.

A GoFundMe page has been set up for Charlie's medical expenses here.



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