This is the lucky cat which survived after having 10-centimetre arrow shot through its eye and into its skull as these images show.
The feline was rescued after Guo Xin, the president of the Kunming Yixin Animal Protection Association, received a call saying the cat had been severely wounded after being shot in the head with an arrow in Kunming City in Yunnan Province in south-west China.
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Xin reportedly found the cat with the arrow having pierced its left eye and he posted a video on social media condemning “the b*tch who did this”.
Images show how the arrow pierced the cats through its left eye and x-ray shows the arrow in the cat’s skull.
The poor feline was taken to vets and the arrow was removed in a one-hour operation. In the video, the vets can be seen using tools to remove the arrow and the cat can be seen recovering with dark marks on its face.
The cat survived the operation but is said to have been very weak, with its heart having briefly stopped beating twice after the surgery.
The cat has now started to eat again, as can be seen in the video, but is still reportedly weak. It is unclear who abused the cat but Xin believes it has an owner who has not come forward. He added: “We will help the cat find an adopter when it’s fully recovered.”
Keith Guo, PETA Asia press officer for China told Asia Wire :”Only a coward would abuse animals. We appreciate the rescues by compassionate animal rights activists like Guo Xin. According to Chinese regulations crossbows are just like guns and their ammunition belongs to weapons under control. Buying, selling, and keeping crossbows without permission is illegal. We hope eyewitness in Kunming can provide information about the abuser to the police so that they can be punished by law.”
No arrests have been reported.
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