Cat Facing Long Recovery After Being Lured From Home And Attacked

Two-year-old Banks could barely walk when he returned to his San Jose, California, home.

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The veterinarian who treated Banks said the cat's injuries were some of the worst he had seen. Via Corissa Hulick/GoFundMe
The veterinarian who treated Banks said the cat's injuries were some of the worst he had seen. Via Corissa Hulick/GoFundMe

A cat named Banks is back home but has a long recovery ahead of him after being violently attacked.

The 2-year-old cat was lured away out of his San Jose, California, back yard and then believed to have been savagely beaten by an as-yet-unidentified attacker, ABC7 reports. When Banks finally made it home, almost a full 24 hours after disappearing, he could barely walk due to his injuries.

“I’m grateful he was able to come home, but I can’t imagine the hours spent in so much pain,” Banks’ owner, Corissa Hulick, told the news station.

Banks had to undergo surgery to repair a broken jaw and currently has to be fed through a tube. He also had a puncture wound on his back and a hematoma on his chest. Hulick said that Banks’ veterinary bills have already added up to more than $3,500, and she has set up a GoFundMe to help cover some of the costs.

“After taking him to the vet, I learned that what happened to him was deliberate and not the cause of an animal fight or car, there were no other apparent wounds that would suggest anything other than a deliberate cruel act at the hands of a human,” she wrote on the fundraising page. “The vet said that this is the worst case he had seen in over 15 years.”

Hulick plans to report the crime to the police, the news station said. Hopefully Banks will have a full recovery and, just as importantly, whoever was responsible for this will be found.

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  • What someone does to an animal should be done to them .

    Kim Pinkley February 26, 2016 9:25 am Reply
  • I could not be held responsible for my actions if I found this person. I’d probably be in jail. Cause I’d get a ball bat and tune them up abit

    Lisa February 26, 2016 9:27 am Reply
    • I’d probably help you!

      Leslie February 26, 2016 10:20 am Reply
  • Heartbroken for your baby. Hope his attackers rot in hell. Xxx

    Ange February 26, 2016 9:35 am Reply
  • They say that those who deliberately hurt animals are highly likely to do the same thing to people. I fear for those who run across this sicko as they may end up facing a similar outcome.

    Laura P February 26, 2016 9:36 am Reply
    • Please remember people that those who grow up to be abusive were in most cases the abused.

      val rainey February 26, 2016 12:21 pm Reply
      • Yes these people probably were abused. I was also abused as a child. My response to that, however, is to do everything in my power to prevent it from ever happening to anyone else, human or animal. So yes, abuse might contribute, but it doesn’t cause it.

        Melodie February 28, 2016 10:54 pm Reply
  • Animal cruelty is now subject to investigation by the FBI, so I hope the asshat who did this is found and prosecuted.

    Kay February 26, 2016 9:39 am Reply
  • Whoever did this needs to be punished severely. This is just totaaly disgusting!! God Bless this kitty and I pray for a speedy recovery!!

    Cheryl February 26, 2016 10:03 am Reply

    DIANA February 26, 2016 10:08 am Reply
  • It is so horrofic. How can a sane person do such an act to a small innocent kitty. Cant understand why people take out their anger on helpless and weak ones. So glad that Banks is on a road to recovery????????????????

    Rehan February 26, 2016 10:16 am Reply
    • That’s because they are not sane.

      sharon February 26, 2016 10:33 am Reply
  • Ojala encuentren al o alos responsables y se les aplique todo el peso de la ley.

    Patricia naranjo February 26, 2016 10:26 am Reply
  • I hope they catch who did this.They belong behind bar’s and i don’t care how old they are.Poor kitty get well soon.

    sharon February 26, 2016 10:31 am Reply
  • My heart is so heavy for your poor baby, it looks so painful but you have a fighter and he will come through this! As for the person who did this…karma always comes back around and gives people what they deserve.

    Kristin February 26, 2016 10:38 am Reply
  • Poor Banks, my heart hurts for him and my hands want to hurt the person who did this to Banks. I am going to donate some funds. I hope the pos is found. Future serial killer is on the loose.

    Joyce February 26, 2016 10:41 am Reply
  • This is cruel shame — I assume that poor cat is all black? I have a female –all black and she does not even go out of the house–I live an area where there are coyotes, weasels, fishers and eagles

    Misty Brown February 26, 2016 11:12 am Reply
  • Do everyone a favor, find this waste of oxygen beat the hell out of him then put a bullet in him!!!!????????????????
    Nobody deserves to be breathing oxygen who does anything like this!!!!???????????? Don’t waste money on putting it in jail, it doesn’t deserve it!!!!????????????????

    Tania February 26, 2016 11:19 am Reply
  • My love and big hugs goes to Banks????????????❤????????????????????

    Tania February 26, 2016 11:21 am Reply
  • YES, they say children that abuse animals will eventually end up in prison & unfortunately I knew of a few growing up. The adults have a special place in HELL waiting for them for the abuse !!! Poor little cat

    Janice February 26, 2016 11:24 am Reply
  • get well soon banks lots of hugs to you baby i hate seeing any animals like this in pain i wish you well and i hope the police catches the ass who did this and that person gets the death penalty or tortured like banks went through poor banks did not deserve this seeing this made me cry i love all animals i feel your pain banks get well honey big hugs to you

    Dawn hoskin February 26, 2016 11:32 am Reply

    MARY TYSON February 26, 2016 11:33 am Reply

      MARY TYSON February 26, 2016 11:36 am Reply
      • You should adopt a black cat through a Rescue, One on the euthanasia list, One that is Not Publicly Adoptable One that is available to Rescue Only, One from an overcrowded high Kill Shelter.
        Black cats are Awesome and the first to be killed at Shelters.
        Four of my cats are awesome black cats and Super love bugs❤
        Trisha ????

        Patricia Zavor February 26, 2016 3:59 pm Reply
  • Obviously a sick person, probably using animals as practice for when they kidnap a human. Residents of San Jose would be wise to have this person identified before they escalate their violent behaviour. Poor Banks, I hope his recovery is quick and he is able to return to his kitty life soon. I wish his family all the best as they help him get better.

    Leslie February 26, 2016 12:13 pm Reply
  • I hope someone does the same thing to them.

    cathy February 26, 2016 12:51 pm Reply
  • Set some sort of trap. Place a stuffed animal in an obscure location of the back yard and keep an eye out for suspicious activity. If you catch someone trying to lure the stuffed animal out of the yard or even try to get into the yard then take their picture or call the police.

    Tony February 26, 2016 1:03 pm Reply
  • I’m sickened by what some pos did to this beautiful cat. Can’t stop crying…thinking of the pain this sweet kitty went through.

    Amy Brannen February 26, 2016 1:07 pm Reply
  • The person should have the same thing done to them!!

    Angie February 26, 2016 1:49 pm Reply
  • that why my cat are never aloud out side there safer inside then they are out side to many things out side that can harm them including human which they can do worse damage than any other animals can which is pretty sad.

    ashley February 26, 2016 1:59 pm Reply
  • What the hell is wrong with people i sooo hope ur furbaby makes a full recovery he is beautiful an loves u more than anything to make it back to u

    Christine February 26, 2016 3:22 pm Reply
  • So sorry to hear what some low life did. Hope the baby makes a full recovery

    Jerrilyn Laws February 26, 2016 3:25 pm Reply
  • The same thing happened to my cat. Whoever got ahold of her broke her jaw and dislocated her cornea. She had to have her eye removed.I think she was held captive for a week in attempts to starve her to death and then let go and kicked in the face. The blood was fresh when she came home. Then 3 of my cats went missing altogether. We were tipped off by a neighbor who may have done it because they had a trapping cage on their yard but the animal shelter and the police wouldn’t even investigate cus they said I did not have enough evidence. Frankly Ithink they were scared to. Real nice huh

    michelle February 26, 2016 4:48 pm Reply
  • I don’t understand why people let their cats outside and expose them to all of these dangers. Cars, dogs, other cats. There are a lot of sick people in this world today that see nothing wrong with abusing any animal.

    Stephanie February 26, 2016 4:57 pm Reply
  • Poor baby I hope that they get the monster who did this there’s no excuse to hurt a beautiful sole get better sweet baby

    Lisa February 26, 2016 5:23 pm Reply
  • Very sad to hear this is happening AGAIN!!!! They caught a young man before in Willow glen San Jose who had also been Chet’s with asaults and having firearms.
    God help us, please protect our families and fur babies

    Katie February 26, 2016 6:13 pm Reply
  • I am very sorry for both you and Banks I hope they find the scum that did this horrible act to Banks I will send prayers and healing angles for both you and Banks please keep us updated on his recovery and if they catch whoever is responsible for doing this to your sweet beautiful baby

    Marsha February 26, 2016 8:07 pm Reply
  • Soooo very glad he came home, I pray he is going to be fine. Please, don’t let him go outside again, please.

    Jina Harrell February 26, 2016 8:41 pm Reply
  • Poor baby, I hope Banks is now and forever a indoor cat, for is own protection. That person probably lives nearby.

    Debbie Gibson February 26, 2016 9:38 pm Reply
  • Please get well Banks.l feel for you and your discomfort.I had a black cat named Ebony.She was the most loveable cat ever.She would always jump up near our microwave whenever she saw me nearby,trying to get me to pet her .Sadly I lost her not too long ago to cancer.Banks you remind me of her
    I would have been devastated if anything like that had happened to her.My gratitude goes to the owner that has done all that she can for him.

    Margaret February 26, 2016 10:48 pm Reply
  • Poor bank the black cat…evil karma will get to u who did this….why does it happens to black cats as though everyone loves black in a colour as I have 3 black cats myself and they r beautiful looking …hope the bastard who did this Will b caught

    paula beckwith February 27, 2016 2:35 am Reply
  • I was so sorry to hear that someone had been so cruel to your Furbaby, Banks. What I would like to see done is the same thing they gave Banks: but, God said vengeance was His. Therefore, we need to pray for these people and asked God to show them the error of their ways. I had a German Shepherd that someone fed ground glass in hamburger too and it cut up his insides. I do not like people that abuse animals, the elderly or children. However, it is God’s job to bring justice. I hope and pray that Banks will get well and not suffer for the injuries that he sustained.

    Sandra Davis February 27, 2016 2:55 am Reply
  • I hope they find whoever did this! I really hope they rot in hell or when they are found whoever finds them makes them suffer immensely. And for the people who are saying that people who do this were most likely abused, yes that’s most likely true; however a person still knows right from wrong and this was so wrong too attack a poor animal who can’t defend itself. My prayers and love go out to Banks!

    Zach Morris February 27, 2016 12:25 pm Reply
  • Only heartless spinless toerags would do this to a defenceless animal,one word for this scum .. HELL.!!!

    Vanessa prew February 27, 2016 12:34 pm Reply
  • Please give me a link to Precious Banks, Go Fund Me account. The one mentioned in the article doesn’t take me there. I want to help. Be frightened, this is a deranged psychopath to do such a ghastly crime. They can never and won’t punish this individual or group of individuals enough. Makes you wish for vigilante justice for Banks and all the innocent animals that suffer at the hands of trash like this. Banks get well and live to have a happy life just to show them…and no more outside trips.

    Tickie February 27, 2016 4:11 pm Reply
  • Hey banks I hope that police find the person(s) behind the attack on you. Well I hope that you will make a full recovery and soon well good buddy.

    Amanda Persinger February 27, 2016 5:44 pm Reply

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