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Bristol cat on road to recovery after being shot

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A cat in Bristol is on the road to recovery after being shot in a disturbing case of animal cruelty.

Bristol police are now looking for whoever shot Buddy in the vicinity of Topview Terrace.

Thanks to an animal shelter in Plainville, Buddy is going to survive.

“There's a pin holding the bones together now, and inside as well there's wire type stabilizer,” said Lisa Karwowski with Fur-Gotten Tails Animal Rescue.

The shelter agreed to foster Buddy and take him to the vet on Monday.

This came after the cat’s owner told them Buddy came home with a limp.

He told the animal rescue he could not afford to pay the medical bills.

Karwowski explained, “I assumed hit by a car or wildlife. That's the most common thing happening outside.”

When the vet X-rayed Buddy, she made a disturbing discovery. Buddy had been shot right near his right front shoulder.

“Right here. It's the humerus bone. The bullet basically shattered it,” Karwowski said.

The vet performed surgery on Tuesday

“It was great success. She said she had no problem.”

On Wednesday, Buddy was feeling better. Fur-Gotten Tails Animal Rescue posted on Facebook that he is walking, eating, purring, and being extremely friendly.

The animal rescue also said Buddy is now on extended cage rest.

The hope is that he will be find a forever home in the future.

“Once he gets over the pain and realizes that there's good people out there. He'll make a great pet and nothing like this will ever happen to him again,” Karwowski said.

Karwowski is still angry that someone could treat a cat in such a cruel fashion.

“I would hope he would get arrested and go to jail for it.”

Karwowski said Bristol Animal Control and local police are investigating the incident.  

Right now the animal rescue is focusing on pampering Buddy.

“He can probably just sit on the couch with somebody and hang out.”

Fur-Gotten Tails Animal rescue said the final medical bill is roughly $1,250.

You can make a donation here or by calling (203) 727-8600 or mailing the funds to PO Box 778, Plainville, CT 06062.

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