4 Mar 2015

Investigation after cat shot with arrow

8:00 pm on 4 March 2015

An Auckland veterinary clinic says a cat shot in an eye with an arrow is recovering well from emergency surgery to remove it, but could lose its eye.

An x-ray of the cat, showing the arrow lodged in its eye.

An x-ray of the cat, showing the arrow lodged in its eye. Photo: SUPPLIED

The young cat was rushed to the Manukau After Hours Veterinary Clinic at about 11pm last night.

The cat may lose its eye from the direct hit.

The cat may lose its eye from the direct hit. Photo: SUPPLIED

Clinic manager Jedda Ford said its teenage owner got the fright of his life when his cat crawled in through his bedroom window with a large metal arrow embedded in its eye.

She said it was clearly not accidental, given the direct hit.

Ms Ford said there were two other similar attacks on cats in the Howick area last year.

The Auckland SPCA is investigating the incident.

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