HONOLULU (KHON2) — There are many sad stories of abused and harmed cats and dogs. It is nice to have one of those stories conclude with a happy ending.

One such happy ending has found its way into the life of Katniss, the cat who was shot by an illegal blow dart.

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In June, Katniss fell victim to someone in the area of the 1st Battalion, 27th Infantry Barracks on Schofield who had acquired illegal blow darts and chose to attack local stray cats, according to Popoki + Tea.

She underwent surgery and was hospitalized for two weeks before moving in with 19 other foster cats at a local area cat café.

  • Katniss is seen after the blow dart attack in June 2022 in Honolulu, Hawai'i. (Photo/Popoki + Tea)
  • Katniss is seen in the Popoki + Tea cat cafe which acted as her foster home before being adopted. She was attacked with an illegal blow dart in June 2022 in Honolulu, Hawai'i. (Photo/Popoki + Tea)
  • Katniss poses for a photo. She was attacked with an illegal blow dart in June 2022 in Honolulu, Hawai'i. (Photo/Popoki + Tea)
  • Katniss was adopted after moving into Popoki + Tea to be fostered. She was attacked with an illegal blow dart in June 2022 in Honolulu, Hawai'i. (Photo/Popoki + Tea)
  • Princess Katniss poses for a photo. She was attacked with an illegal blow dart in June 2022 in Honolulu, Hawai'i. (Photo/Popoki + Tea)
  • Katniss poses for a Christmas photo. She was attacked with an illegal blow dart in June 2022 in Honolulu, Hawai'i. (Photo/Popoki + Tea)
  • Katniss relaxes under the Christmas tree after being adopted. She was attacked with an illegal blow dart in June 2022 in Honolulu, Hawai'i. (Photo/Popoki + Tea)

Katniss’s story ended with an adoption after having been fostered by Popoki + Tea located in Kaimuki.

“We’re so happy that after 6 months in our care, Katniss found her forever home to a wonderful family,” Popoki + Tea founder/owner Liberty Peralta said. “Her story captivated our community, and it’s one of many that we come across whenever we welcome a new rescued cat.”

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Katniss has been adopted and is now living in a loving home. She will be celebrating Christmas with love rather than fear.