Cat Shot Twice Released From Hospital

Cat Shot Twice Released From Hospital

CREATED May 17, 2014

NASHVILLE, Tenn. – A cat, shot twice and left for dead on Tuesday, has been released from the hospital.

Timmy the Cat was released from the hospital Saturday, after being shot in both legs.

The cat was rescued by Jennell Jackson, who just happened to hear him crying near Greer Stadium.

"It was just [yelling] like meowing, not regular meowing, but like [an] awful MEOW," said Jackson.

Jackson took the injured animal to Nashville Cat Rescue. He was eventually transported to BluePearl Veterinarian Specialists, where he underwent a three hour surgery. One of his legs was amputated as a result of his injuries.

The other leg was repaired with a metal plate and screws.

The Nashville Cat Rescue and Blue-Pearl Veterinary partners have continued working to help the tabby in his recovery.

"It's very disheartening. It's very disturbing to think that somebody would purposefully do this to an animal,” said Kim Kmiec with the Nashville Cat Rescue. “It's one thing if they're hit by a car or something as an accident but this was very intentional. And, that is something that's disturbing and I'm very grateful that we were able to save him."

Since his release, he was taken to a foster home to continue in his recovery. The cat will eventually be available for adoption.

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