Sir Robin, Kitty Shot with a Bow and Arrow

For: St Francis Society Animal Rescue
Tampa, FL
Organizer: Jen Tate
Sir Robin, Kitty Shot with a Bow and Arrow (St Francis Society Animal Rescue)
$4,325
of $3,000 goal.
Raised by 131 donors
100% Complete

The Story

Even though we’ve taken in many high cost medical rescues this month, we couldn't say no to the latest request for help. A cat had been spotted over the last 5 days with an arrow in his back.  A neighbor pulled the arrow out but did not take him in for medical care. We couldn’t stand the thought of this poor boy suffering one more day so one our our amazing volunteers  worked her magic last night and caught him. He was immediately taken to the emergency vet.  


The puncture wound on his back where the arrow had been pulled out is badly infected. He is also suffering from a second open wound on his right ear which was suspected to be caused by another arrow.  Sir Robin also has two upper canines broken  and infected with the nerves exposed from an additional unknown trauma. His wounds were treated and he was given pain medication and antibiotics. He is going back to the vet this afternoon. 


Sir Robin is resting and eating well but is obviously in pain and is unsure yet if he is finally safe.  As you can imagine, his care will be a very costly for our rescue.  

We are sorry to have to ask for money again so soon, but this boy needed our help desperately.  If you can't donate at this time, please just share to help  his story reach more people. 

Fundraiser Updates

Posted on February 18, 2018

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Posted on February 18, 2018

Update on Sir Robin 2/17

Our big boy Sir Robin continues to get better every day and is enjoying the perks of living inside. He always has full bowl of food and fresh water. He’s got a safe, warm and dry place to sleep. Robin has also discovered the joy of cat treats and catnip! He informed me that he has no tolerance for the stuffed bunny I put in his crate to snuggle with. Big tuff guys apparently don’t snuggle with fuzzy stuffed animals.

His wounds are so much better! Sir Robin has a few more days of his oral antibiotics to make sure the infection is completely gone. Once Robin finishes his medicine he’ll get the whole kitten room to explore. Next week we will consult with Dr. Bob Encinosa at Boyette Animal Hospital to determine the plan of care for his broken teeth and his big boy surgery. I haven’t told him what neutering is all about but I did let him know his girl chasing days are officially over!

St. Francis and Sir Robin are incredibly thankful for the support and donations from our community! We could not carry on our mission without your help. Every dime donated to St. Francis Society Animal Rescue goes directly to the care of our many deserving fur babies! We wish that Sir Robin was the only animal in our care recovering from abuse and neglect but sadly he is one of many. Thank you all again for the support! Come visit us at one of adoption centers this weekend! Your new best friend is waiting to meet you!

Posted on February 11, 2018

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Posted on February 11, 2018

Update on Sir Robin!

Our big boy Sir Robin is on day 3 of his new life. He clearly has had a very difficult life. He no longer has any fleas or ear mites constantly biting him and has been a very good boy taking his deworming medicine without too much complaint. The puncture wound from the arrow and the wound on his ear are being cleaned and treated two to three times a day and he is taking oral antibiotics in addition to the long lasting antibiotic shot he was given at the emergency vet on Thursday. Dr. Bob Encinosa and the staff of Boyette Animal Hospital have given him wonderful follow up care! He feels his two broken canine teeth can wait to be treated until he has his neutering and they are an old injury from his life on the streets.

No doubt he is feeling better because this morning, we had a disagreement about his wound care. I won and gave him a nice bowl of food for his reward of being a good little patient! But he continues to give me the stink eye from the back of his crate! He will follow up at the vet in a few days. We expect a full recovery! His girl chasing days are over but he will have a second lease on life thanks to the teamwork of so many!

We are very hopeful the person who did this to Sir Robin will be brought to justice. An investigation into the incident has been opened and is currently being conducted. Any support from the community would be greatly appreciated. St. Francis has created a fundraiser on our Facebook page to help cover the cost of his care. But he is not the only one under our care in need of help. St. Francis is so very thankful for the wonderful support our community gives our rescue and the many deserving animals under our care!

Posted on February 10, 2018

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Posted on February 10, 2018

Sir Robin was seen by one of the many wonderful doctors at Boyette Animal Hospital today. He is FIV positive (but thankfully negative for feline leukemia) We have to do some bloodwork and x rays to get more information. There's no way to know how much damage was done internally without mores tests. Will keep everyone updated as soon as we know the results of the bloodwork and X-rays. Thank you to all who have donated, shared, and prayed for this precious boy's full recovery!

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