Humane Society: Cat shot in the leg by an arrow up for adoption

1 year 5 months 2 weeks ago December 03, 2015 Dec 3, 2015 Thursday, December 03 2015 Thursday, December 03, 2015 1:08:00 PM CST in News
By: Katie Grunik, KOMU 8 Digital Producer

COLUMBIA - The Humane Society of Missouri began accepting applications Thursday to adopt a cat who was shot in the leg with an arrow. 

The Humane Society of Missouri Animal Cruelty Task Force in mid-Missouri rescued Little John Nov. 18 after he was shot by an arrow in his left, upper leg. Little John is a two-year-old domestic short hair male cat. He was rescued from the Wildwood area. The Humane Society said the arrow impaled his leg and left severely infected entry and exit wounds. He has since fully recovered with the help with veterinarian and shelter staff at the Humane Society of Missouri. 

"We don't believe there will be any long-term problems with Little John's leg," said Dr. Mark Wright, director of Shelter Medicine for the Humane Society of Missouri. "He is a beautiful, smart cat who seems to love people. We think he will do well in a home with caring adopters."

The Animal Cruelty Task Force offered a $2,500 reward for any information leading to persecution of the person or persons who shot Little John. It said it has investigated tips, but none have led to an arrest. The Humane Society also said no one has claimed Little John as their cat. 

The Humane Society urged anyone with information about the incident to call the Animal Cruelty Hot Line at 314-647-4400. 

Anyone interested in adopting Little John can apply in person at the Humane Society of Missouri Headquarters in St. Louis. His adoption fee is $135 to include treatment and shelter care. The Humane Society said an adopter selection will be made by Dec. 6. 

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