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Xena. (Photo credit: Anne Arundel County Police)

Xena. (Photo credit: Anne Arundel County Police)

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DAVIDSONVILLE, Md. (CBSDC/AP) — A stray cat named Xena is recovering after being shot in the shoulder with an arrow.

Anne Arundel County Police say she was found Wednesday by a homeowner in the Davidsonville area.

Estimated to be around 2 years old, Xena was struck through the left shoulder with a roughly two-foot-long arrow. Police say they don’t know who shot the arrow or where it occurred.

Police say animal control workers took custody of the cat. She was treated at a veterinary hospital and is making progress at Rude Ranch Animal Rescue, a rescue group that will try to find a new home for her.

Catherine Evans, president of Rude Ranch Rescue, said the arrow went in through Xena’s chest, bounced off her clavicle and went out through her back.

“She got very lucky that it did not anything important like, you know, her heart or, you know, any kind of major arteries or anything like that,” Evans said. “Considering everything she’s been through, she is doing wonderfully… she’s healing well.”

Xena will be ready to be adopted out in about three weeks.

Anyone with information that may lead to finding the party responsible for Xena’s condition is asked to contact Anne Arundel County Animal Control at 410-222-8900 or the Anne Arundel County Police Department at 410-222-8610.

Anne Arundel County Animal Control would like to remind citizens if they are having an issue with a domestic animal on their property there are humane methods of resolving the issue.

Xena. (Photo credit: Anne Arundel County Police)

Xena. (Photo credit: Anne Arundel County Police)

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