A Utah couple by the names of Tom and Valerie has adopted Quiver, a feline who nearly died after being shot in the face with an arrow last month. The lynx-point Siamese cat was allegedly impaled by a 16-year-old boy and was described by a veterinary technician as "pretty close to death" following the incident. The boy has since been charged with animal cruelty and two misdemeanors. Thanks to a team of hopeful veterinarians, Quiver is on her way to a completely successful recovery -- and to a wonderful new home.
"We didn't think in a million years we would get her, but Tom said, ‘Do you think we should call the number?' And I said, ‘Let's just at least call,'" Valerie, who requested that her last name be withheld, told The Spectrum. "It was absolutely thrilling because the moment I went in, she just came right to me... That's kind of an indicator when an animal and person connect. We connected immediately."
Valerie and her husband, whose 17-year-old cat recently passed away, said they feel incredibly fortunate to adopt a cat who will help them overcome their loss. "We just had an empty hole in our heart, and we needed to fill it," Valerie said. "[Quiver's] just filled it right to the top."
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