A stray kitten is on course for a miracle recovery after he was shot through the head with an arrow. And he's got a whole team of new best friends helping him along the way.
By, 3 Mar 2020
It's been a rough few weeks for this little ginger kitten.
A horrific attack
He was already living as a stray when an unknown person shot him through the head with an arrow.
Rescuers spotted the cat wandering the streets of Virginia, USA, and alerted the Animal Welfare League. The cat arrived at the centre on Valentine's Day, and vets were able to remove the arrow without damaging any major organs.
The surgery went well, but given the kitten's poor health, staff were less than optimistic about his long-term chances.
Fast forward a few days later, and the same staff were staring at a little miracle. The kitten was back up on his paws and already asking for chin scratches and strokes from the veterinary nurses.
And that's when they came up with the name Cupid. Chelsea Jones is helping nurse Cupid back to full health. Speaking to The Sun, she said:
"He's the most affectionate little man we've ever met."
Cupid keeps on fighting
Cupid still has a long way to go. He's currently undergoing two courses of medication to help fight off any infections. But thanks to the work of his new human friends, there's a real chance Cupid could go on to live the perfect cat life.