Cat survives after crossbow bolt goes through its head
NewsFriday 25 October 2013
A cat (not pictured) in New Zealand has miraculously survived after being shot in the head with a crossbow bolt, according to the Metro.
To see the images of Moo Moo and Moo Moo’s X ray, click here, however, we warn you that it can be distressing.
The fortunate cat, named Moo Moo is even expected to make a full recovery after the bolt narrowly missed his brain.
The authorities in New Zealand have launched an investigation into the incident, which left the four-year-old cat’s owner Donna Ferrari feeling ‘physically sick’.
According to the Metro, Donna said: “At first I thought it was a kids’ toy, but when he turned I saw it went all the way through.
“He ran away as soon as I took a step near him, and jarred the bolt against the step and took off up into the bush.
“I’m sick to my stomach. Hopefully the person responsible is caught or feels so much hatred from the community that they never do anything like it again.”
The bolt ended up embedded in Moo Moo’s skull above his left eye and was eventually removed by flabbergasted veterinary staff at Massey University in Palmerston North.
Veterinary surgeon Dr Jonathan Bray, told 3 News: “There was a little bit of injury to his nose and eye socket, but he’s an extraordinarily lucky cat.
“The velocity of the bolt hitting him would have been quite frightening, so he’s very brave.
“He’s very well this morning – bright and happy, the wound is doing fine and he’s got nothing that is going to cause him any long-term harm.”