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Cat Shot With Arrow: 'Cupid' Expected To Make Full Recovery (VIDEO)

First Posted: 01/20/12 11:45 AM ET Updated: 01/23/12 01:51 PM ET

You can shoot an arrow through a cat, but it's still going to land on its feet.

A stray orange tabby in Houston earned the nickname 'Cupid' this week after he survived a piercing shoulder to shoulder wound, KHOU reports.

The 2-year-old feline managed to elude neighborhood residents for about three days before being captured by a member of BARC -- the city rescue group -- and taken to the Brittmore Animal Hospital.

Dr. Amanda Taylor took x-rays and determined that there was no 'paws for concern' before surgically removing the weapon.

"This definitely wasn't an accident. An orange cat doesn't look like something you hunt for. Luckily, this kitty is a tough one and came out OK," said Taylor, according to local reports.

Dr. Taylor added that no vital organs were harmed and that 'Cupid' is expected to make a complete recovery.

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