HOWELL TOWNSHIP, N.J. (CBSNewYork) – Authorities in New Jersey want your help finding whoever shot a cat with an arrow.

Howell Police found the cat at 6:15 p.m. Monday on the 600 block of Casino Drive in Howell.

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The cat was taken to Red Bank Veterinary Hospital for treatment.

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Authorities believe the cat was shot with a handheld crossbow.

The cat had been well cared for prior to being shot, authorities said. It has since undergone surgery and is recovering.

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Anyone with any information is asked to contact the Monmouth County Prosecutor’s Office Animal Cruelty Hotline at 1 (877) 898-7297, or Howell Municiopal Humane Law Enforcement at (732) 922-0100.