Injured pet has owner puzzled on how it happened

Injured pet has owner puzzled on how it happened

MARQUETTE — A Marquette woman is still searching for answers after one of her beloved animals was injured and nearly died.

A week ago Friday, Dessa Chapman’s 8–year–old cat, named Barqs, was rushed to the vet with an apparent head injury. Chapman said Barqs, who spends a lot of time outdoors, suffered a blow to his head, which caused hemorrhaging.

Veterinarians at Bayshore were able to save Barqs life, but he is now totally blind. Chapman is looking for answers on how her cat was injured.

“There was no signs of any other animal attack, there’s no scrapes, no bite marks, there’s no puncture wounds, there’s no gravel like if he would have been hit by a car,” said Chapman. “I just want to make sure that it doesn’t happen to anyone else’s pets.”

Barqs will now be strictly an indoor cat at Dessa’s house on Magnetic Street.

Dessa says he is doing quite well compared to a week ago.

I ended up filing a police report about Barqs. I'm not exactly expecting them to find who did this to my boy, but I know…

Posted by Dessa Chantelle Chapman on Wednesday, July 27, 2016