LIVERMORE, Calif. (AP) – Authorities say a cat is recovering after being shot with an arrow in California.

The Bay Area News Group reports that the wounded male cat was found July 7 in a Livermore front yard. Police say they are looking for a suspect and the cat’s owner.

Animal control officers say the cat has been given surgery and is recuperating well at a rescue center. So far no one has come forward to claim ownership.

Police Lt. John Hurd says it’s not known how long the cat had the arrow in it before it was found. He says the “vicious” shooting is felony animal cruelty and could send someone to prison.

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