BLOOMINGTON, Ind. (WISH) - A Monroe County cat is recovering after he was shot in the headwith an arrow.
An animal management officer rescued four-year-old Brownie lastweek. When officials picked him up from his owners, they found a13-inch arrow lodged inside of his head.
Investigators believe someone shot the cat on the south side ofBloomington.
The veterinarian who removed the arrow said it entered abovehis right eye and through his muscles. An X-ray showed the arrowjust skimmed his skull.
"It's horribly tragic and a miracle the cat is even alive andhas such a great attitude still through all of that," said SarahHayes, CEO of the Monroe County Humane Association.
Hayes said stories like Brownie's are just one of many thatcompel 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 hisinjury.
"You cannot, in this society, abuse animals like this and getaway," Hayes said.
The Monroe County Humane Association is offering a $500 rewardfor information leading to an arrest.
Investigators said the person who injured Brownie can be chargedwith animal cruelty, which is a class B misdemeanor.
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