photo courtesy of the San Marco Regional Aniaml Shelter's Facebook page
Cat dies at San Marcos Regional Animal Shelter after shot by arrow, investigation underway
A cat died at the San Marcos Regional Animal Shelter after being shot by an arrow, the shelter announced Friday on Facebook.
The regional animal shelter posted Wednesday that the cat — Astrid — came in “scary condition” after she was shot by an arrow that went through the back of her hip and out her leg. Astrid underwent surgery where veterinarians amputated the leg. The shelter said she likely died from complications of an infection from the arrow entering her body.
“Our veterinary services team provided Astrid with incredible care and comfort, and we owe them a great deal of gratitude for their outstanding work,” the shelter wrote on Facebook.” We want to thank our community for all of their support throughout Astrid’s journey. Any remaining funds after her surgery bills are paid will be donated to other major medical needs for our pets. These contributions will allow the San Marcos Regional Animal Shelter to remain devoted to saving the lives of countless animals throughout Hays County.
San Marcos Animal Control will work with the San Marcos Police Department to investigate the investigation and will potentially file animal cruelty charges.
There are no suspects at the time, the shelter said.