A Riverside County Animal Services officer received a call about an opossum that was shot by arrows. Animal Control officer, officer responded to a call about a opossum shot with arrows. The Animal Control Officer, Jennifer Selter, found the opossum in the neighborhood of Riverside’s La Sierra.
Surprisingly, She discovered that the animal was still alive despite having two cross-bow arrows protruding from his body!
She rushed him to the country’s Western Riverside County Animal Shelter in Jurupa Valley. Immediately, the staff of veterinarians started surgery in attempt to save the poor animal!
“One arrow penetrated the animal near its right eye and followed through the other side of its head,” Western Riverside County Animal wrote, “The second arrow went through its right side and also penetrated the other side of the animal.”
When the opossum first came into the treatment area of the clinic he was struggling to pull the arrows out himself. “The animal was very alert and you could tell it was trying to remove the arrows itself,” says Sgt. Cynthia Lee of Riverside County Animal Services, who was with the animal when he arrived. “The opossum was grabbing the arrow on its side. What a horrible thing to do to an animal.”
Surprisingly and thankfully, no vital organs were damaged! Although the opossum has lost an eye, it survived. The poor animal was named Robin by the veterinarian staff.
“No animal, whether it’s a domesticated dog or cat, or a part of our wildlife, deserves to be treated in such a cruel manner,” Miller said. “Anyone who has any information about who might have done this are encouraged to contact us. This is a sick act.”
Share with your family and friends and if anyone has information about this awful act, please contact Riverside County Animal Services.