Updated: Wednesday, 02 Sep 2009, 8:05 AM EDT
Published : Tuesday, 01 Sep 2009, 10:22 PM EDT
BLOOMINGTON, Ind. (WISH) - A Monroe County cat is recovering after he was shot in the head with an arrow.
An animal management officer rescued four-year-old Brownie last week. When officials picked him up from his owners, they found a 13-inch arrow lodged inside of his head.
Investigators believe someone shot the cat on the south side of
The veterinarian who removed the arrow said it entered above his right eye and through his muscles. An X-ray showed the arrow just skimmed his skull.
"It's horribly tragic and a miracle the cat is even alive and has such a great attitude still through all of that," said Sarah Hayes, CEO of the Monroe County Humane Association.
Hayes said stories like Brownie's are just one of many that compel them to work harder to get tougher animal cruelty laws.
Brownie is expected to make a full recovery.
Hayes said their next mission is to find out who caused his injury.
"You cannot, in this society, abuse animals like this and get away," Hayes said.
The Monroe County Humane Association is offering a $500 reward for information leading to an arrest.
Investigators said the person who injured Brownie can be charged with animal cruelty, which is a class B misdemeanor.