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By jim Published: April 22, 2009

File these under "what's wrong with people?"

Therapy cat stabbed at Wash. church rehab center

SEATTLE (AP) — A stray cat that adopted the staff and residents of a church rehabilitation program is in intensive care after being stabbed by a resident of the program.

Mike Stinnette, rehabilitation program director at The Cross Church, says Scat the cat showed up nearly a decade ago and has become "part of our family."

The cat suffered broken ribs and a 7-inch gash on his side in the weekend attack.

King County sheriff's Sgt. John Urquhart (Urk'-hart) says a 47-year-old man has been arrested for investigation of animal cruelty.

The cat is being treated at a south Seattle veterinary hospital. The animal welfare group Pasado's Safe Haven has offered to pay for his treatment.

WVa sheriff vows to catch band of cat-hunters

BECKLEY, W.Va. (AP) — Raleigh County Sheriff Steve Tanner is looking for a group of preteens reputedly terrorizing a neighborhood's cat population with bows and arrows.

Cabell Heights resident Orville Payne says he recently found his wife's cat crawling through their yard, shot with an arrow. Shortly after, he found another cat with its eye gouged. A veterinarian also determined an arrow had been shoved down the animal's throat.

Payne says he's spent $750 on veterinary bills for the animals. He complained to the Raleigh County Commission that a group of boys has been hunting cats and rabbits in the neighborhood.

Tanner says he expects to have the situation resolved in a few days.

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