3-month-old kitten shot with arrow, rescued in Newberg

3-month-old kitten shot with arrow, rescued in Newberg
3-month-old kitten shot with arrow, rescued in Newberg

NEWBERG Ore. (KPTV) – She is small but mighty.

“It’s Merida, or at least that’s what we call it,” said Brittany Hazel, owner of Hazel’s House.

This kitten’s namesake — a character from the movie “Brave,” is exactly as Hazel would describe her after what she’s been through.

“She’s very strong and independent,” she said.

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Hazel runs Hazel’s House, an animal shelter in Newberg, and on Wednesday afternoon she received a shocking phone call.

“They picked up a cat outside their house that had an arrow sticking out of it,” Hazel said. “I was a bit speechless right away.”

Hazel couldn’t believe what she saw when she went to pick up Merida.

“In my six years of experience in this field, this is the worst I have ever seen,” she said. “Here on this couch was this 3.5 pound kitten with a huge arrow through it.”

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Merida is lucky because the arrow didn’t hit any organs or bones. She was limping because her back leg muscle was torn, but is expected to heal.

Now Hazel’s House is hoping for more help paying for veterinary care and figuring out who did this after reporting it to McMinnville police.

“I don’t know if we can ever find out who did it, but hopefully with enough media attention someone will have seen something,” she said.

If you would like to help Hazel’s House with Merida’s bills, you can donate to their Facebook fundraiser.

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