美國東岸維珍尼亞有小貓被箭射中頭部，一度危殆。獸醫指出，若箭頭射入多一厘米小命即不保。憑著強烈求生意志，牠大步檻過鬼門關，現時情況穩定，等待有心人領養。小貓於二月十四情人節應診，獸醫為牠取名「邱比特」。同時，收留邱比特的動物關注組織 Animal Welfare League of Arlington正面臨財赤，期望有心人出一分力，以支撐小貓長期醫療費用。
A CAT… THAT FOUND WITH AN ARROW IN ITS HEAD.. IS WELL ON HIS WAY TO RECOVERY.
THE ANIMAL WELFARE LEAGUE OF ARLINGTON, VIRGINIA RESCUED THE ANIMAL ON VALENTINE’S DAY.
HIS CARE TEAM IS CALLING HIM “CUPID” AND SAYS, DESPITE HIS TRAUMA … HE’S A SWEET CAT.
CAROLINE PATRICAS REPORTS ON HOW THE LITTLE GUY IS DOING.
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Chelsea Jones/Animal Welfare League Of Arlington: “To see something like that sticking out of his face.”
CHELSEA JONES SAYS SHE WAS SHOCKED.
Chelsea Jones/Animal Welfare League Of Arlington: “If he had been shot like one centimeter to the left, he would be, he would have died.”
AFTER THIS CAT …
… NOW NAMED CUPID, ARRIVE AT THE ANIMAL WELFARE LEAGUE OF ARLINGTON OVER THE WEEKEND WITH AN ARROW HANGING OUT OF HIS BODY.
IT’S BELIEVED SOMEONE SHOT HIM IN THE HEAD WITH IT.
HE WAS IN DESPERATE NEED OF SURGERY.
Chelsea Jones/Animal Welfare League Of Arlington: “As you can see, he has a big line of stitches down here. This was actually to repair the infection that was from the arrow that was right here.”
DESPITE HIS INJURIES, HE REMAINS IN GREAT SPIRITS.
Chelsea Jones/Animal Welfare League Of Arlington: “This guy really is a lover, and he’s got fight in him, right? You’re gonna be okay.”
THE NON-PROFIT SAYS THEY WERE ABLE TO PERFORM THE SURGERY AND REMOVE THE ARROW.
BUT NOW, THEY’RE FACING FINANCIAL BURDENS.
Chelsea Jones/Animal Welfare League Of Arlington: “We don’t know how much his continued care is going to cost because it just depends on how things go.”
CUPID IS STILL FIGHTING OFF THE INFECTION.
ONCE HE RECOVERS, THEY HOPE TO PUT HIM UP FOR ADOPTION.
ANIMAL WELFARE LEAGUE SAYS CUPID’S SURVIVAL ISN’T ONE-HUNDRED PERCENT GUARANTEED.
BUT, HE’S DOING QUITE WELL.