Shocking Act of Animal Cruelty in South Jersey

Cat Comes Home with an Arrow in his Head

By Shelley Laurence
|  Thursday, Oct 21, 2010  |  Updated 4:06 PM EDT
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A cat is shot in the eye with an arrow in an act of animal cruelty.  The cat will recover fully.

NBCPhiladelphia.com - Ted Greenberg

A cat is shot in the eye with an arrow in an act of animal cruelty. The cat will recover fully.

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A family was horrified to find that their beloved pet had been shot.

The cat named “Peter” returned to his Buena Vista Township home on Thursday with a 6-inch arrow sticking out of his head.

“I was so worried that he would lose his eye and with a hair’s breath, he could have been paralyzed,” said his owner Barbara Ciric.

But a veterinarian carefully removed the arrow and the family hopes the New Jersey State Police will be able to find fingerprints on it.

“I think whoever did this to Peter has to be a really mean or evil person,” said Ciric.

“I’d like to see them go to jail,” she added.

Peter is not paralyzed and although temporarily blind in the wounded eye, he’s expected to regain his vision within a week. 

The cat is a companion to Ciric’s 11-year old son, Scott, who has cerebral palsy.
 

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