Cat shot with crossbow finds home
Posted October 28, 2011
Cary, N.C. — A cat shot in the eye with a crossbow has found a home, Cary Animal Control officials said.
The feline, now known as Bullseye, was found in the 200 block of Hampton Lee Court near the Hermitage at Beechtree apartment community on Oct. 4. Neighbors at the complex alerted authorities about the cat.
The arrow, which went through its eye and came out of its neck, had been in there about four days, authorities said.
"It went in through his left eye and kind of in the corner and actually the internal part of the eye had come out," said veterinarian Lori Perrow, of Lake Pine Animal Hospital in Apex, who treated the cat after it was brought in.
Cary Animal Control Supervisor Shelly Davis believes the cat was intentionally shot.
"Hopefully when or if they are charged, there will be a stiffer penalty for that person because there was intent," Davis said.
Bullseye was adopted by a family with another cat and is recovering.
Animal Control officials said there is a person of interest in the case, but the investigation is ongoing.
Anyone with information about the incident is encouraged to contact Cary Police at 919-469-4012 or Crime Stoppers at 919-226-2746. Crime Stoppers pays up to $2,500 for information leading to the arrest or indictment of those responsible for committing certain types of crimes. All calls will be kept confidential at the caller's request.