CAT IMPALED WITH BLOW DART SURVIVES
A cat that was shot by a blow dart last week has survived and is recovering. As Arcata Police continue their investigation, multiple people are volunteering to adopt the animal. He has no name, but was brought in to the Humboldt County Animal Shelter, last Thursday. The dart is about four inches long and because of the way it entered the cat’s chest, it missed major organs and arteries.Detective Sgt. Todd Dokweiler with the Arcata Police Department says, "Any crime like this in an area that's as small as Arcata; someone knows who did this."The cat is a little thin, has an upper repertory infection, and a fractured paw. Other than that, he’s enjoying the food, and the attention.Animal Control Officer, Andre Hale said "We've had multiple phone calls ever since this story broke about this cat and one of the furthest away is a lady up in Washington who is willing to come down and adopt him right away."The shelter has to conduct more medical tests and find out if he has an owner. If he goes up for adoption; first come, first served. They’re unsure exactly how long the dart was inside of the cat. Had he been hit about an inch lower, he would have likely been killed.