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Cat shot with crossbow finds home

Posted October 28, 2011

— 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.


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  • Wendellcatlover Oct 31, 2011

    Pitiful...I couldn't even watch this story when they ran it on the news because the thought was so upsetting. I hope they put the guilty person in jail. That is not too extreme in my opinion, especially given that I've heard statistics that say many violent criminals began their crimes by hurting animals. It's pitiful...animals are so loyal and only want to be loved. They can be your best friend and I love mine just as if they were my children!

  • mfarmer1 Oct 28, 2011

    "Davis believes the cat was intentionally shot."

    How can you tell, did the arrow speak to her?

    I do agree that who ever did it should be punished. I hate it when people abuse animals. If i see it I report people the problem is animal control have little of no control. My neighbor kicked his dog all the time then left him when they abandoned there house, I fed him every day. The dog was blind in one eye from all the kicking. I called animal control after that (I did not know if they would be back) animal control had to leave notices, and all the guy did was come by when he checked the mail, and let the dog go free. I had to call dog control to get the dog.

    The guy confronted me, I told him to get off my property, but the county did nothing to him.