MONROE, Wash. (Metro) -- A bobcat that broke into the compound at the Monroe Correctional Complex early this morning is down from the roof of the facility and is being treated for injuries at the Pilchuck Veterinary Hospital.
Q13fox.com reports a corrections officer apparently startled the cat during a perimeter check late last night, and the animal injured its left paw and hindquarters running through the razor wire perimeter fence.
It then climbed the walls and onto the roof of the Special Offenders Unit.
A veterinarian was called to the prison, where he shot the cat with a tranquilizer gun and took it in for treatment.
Prison spokesman Chad Lewis says the animal will be released back into the wild after it is treated.
MCC is a minimum to maximum security prison capable of housing 24-hundred inmates.
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