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Cat found with multiple arrow wounds in Zephyrhills

Pasco County Animal Services is trying to find out how a cat ended up with an arrow in its back.

St. Francis Society Animal Rescue found the cat, now named Sir Robin, on Thursday after it had been wandering a Zephyrhills neighborhood for more than five days with multiple wounds, according to a Facebook post with a series of graphic images .

A resident of the neighborhood pulled the arrow out of Sir Robin, but didn’t take him to get medical treatment right away, the post read. Sir Robin also had another wound in his right ear that was also potentially arrow-related.

"We couldn’t stand the thought of this poor boy suffering one more day so one our amazing volunteers worked her magic last night and caught him. He was immediately taken to the emergency vet," the post read on Friday.

Sir Robin’s back wound and two of his upper canines were infected, the post read, and he’s dealing with nerve pain. The arrow missed all of his major organs.

Sir Robin is recovering at Boyette Animal Hospital, according to an update posted Sunday on a YouCaring donation page set up to help with medical costs . It has since reached its $3,000 goal.

Since he was taken to the emergency vet on Thursday, Sir Robin’s wounds have been cleaned and he’s taking antibiotics. Eventually, his broken teeth will be treated and he will be neutered, the update said.

"We expect a full recovery! His girl chasing days are over but he will have a second lease on life thanks to the teamwork of so many!" The update read.

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Cat found with multiple arrow wounds in Zephyrhills