Stray cat rescued after being found with arrow shot through its cheek
A feral cat found with an arrow shot through her face was rescued by local vets and volunteers on Sunday.
Whitney was rescued by Brooklyn Animal Action members on Sunday after being found with an arrow in her cheek in Gerritsen Beach.
The arrow was successfully removed by veterinarians, and Whitney is recovering successfully.
Brooklyn Animal Action will be caring for her for a week to assess her recovery and check her behavior.
"I will assess her, I will try to pet her, I will see her temperature over the next couple of days," said Tara Green, a member of the Brooklyn Animal Action. "If I feel that she can be socialized and brought in a home I will do that, but I really have to think of what her best interest is."
Green says Whitney was born and raised on the streets with little to no human interaction and being re-released to the streets may be her best option.
The group will decide whether she can be placed in a forever home, or if she will be released back to the streets once she's healthy.