Pet cat Apollo is shot with an arrow by cruel thug
- Cat found with arrow lodged in stomach
- Apollo recovering after $4000 surgery
- RSPCA in investigating the cruel act
An animal lover has been left traumatised after her cat was cruelly shot with an arrow and left to die.
House pet Apollo returned to his owner’s Perth home on Friday with the projectile lodged in his abdomen.
‘I hardly know how to react to it to myself, it was weird and really scary,’ owner Alixandra Ford told PerthNow.
‘As he came in the arrow fell out, I didn’t have to pull it out. I found the wound where it had struck him.’
House pet Apollo returned to his owner’s Perth home on Friday with the projectile lodged in his abdomen
Apollo had to be rushed to the vet for lifesaving surgery following the senseless act of cruelty
The cat had earlier escaped out the door while Ms Ford was putting the garbage bins out, leading to a lengthy search before the beloved pet eventually arrived back home.
Apollo was rushed to an emergency vet in Perth’s inner northern suburb of Yorkine, where the cat was immediately operated on.
The fluffy white cat is expected to make a full recovery but will need to be nursed back to health.
In response to an inquiry on social media Ms Ford said Apollo ‘is definitely starting to feel like his usual self again’.
Ms Ford, who is active in finding homes for abandoned dogs and cats, said she was shocked by the wanton cruelty of the despicable act.
‘Whoever came across him (Apollo) and did this they could’ve patted him and he would’ve loved it, but instead, my poor animal is injured badly and he could’ve been killed,’ Ms Ford said.
According to Ms Ford Apollo is on the mend and beginning to ‘feel like his usual self’
Western Australia’s maximum penalties for animal cruelty are a $50,000 fine and five years jail time
Saving Apollo cost $4000 in vet bills, which Ms Ford said had put her under financial strain and she would have to cut out some of her normal expenses.
RSPCA WA inspector manager Kylie Green labelled the wounding of Apollo ‘sickening’ and urged anyone with information that help find perpetrator to contact them.
Ms Green also warned owners to keep cats safely at their homes.
Western Australia’s maximum penalties for animal cruelty are a $50,000 fine and five years jail time.