- Associated Press - Wednesday, January 18, 2017

NORTH BERGEN, N.J. (AP) - A stray cat has been found in New Jersey with an arrow through its body.

The cat is known as Sparky, and authorities want to know who injured him.

The arrow struck the cat in its left shoulder area. The tip went through the cat’s left flank, leaving the shaft in its body.

A North Bergen woman who often feeds Sparky and other strays found him injured last week and took him to a veterinarian, who removed the arrow.

Doctors say the arrow didn’t pierce any vital organs and narrowly missed the cat’s chest cavity. They say the cat is “fortunate” to be alive and appears to be OK.

Once Sparky recovers he’ll be taken in by an adoptive family.

It’s unclear when the cat was wounded or how long the arrow was in its body.

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