Cat Found with Arrow Through its Ear - Call for Information
Earlier this afternoon, a cat was found with an arrow through its ear on Musselbrook Trail in Ellenbrook.
A neighbour heard the cat crying out in pain and called RSPCA WA. One of our Inspectors responded to the call and found the cat hiding in the backyard of its home.
The cat was taken to a vet clinic for urgent care where it was reunited with its owner. The arrow was successfully removed, and the cat will now undergo surgery to repair the hole.
RSPCA WA Chief Inspector Amanda Swift said:
“I am deeply concerned to hear of yet another intentional and cruel shooting incident involving a pet cat in one of our suburbs. This is a barbaric attack on an innocent and defenceless animal, and it troubles me that somebody could be so cruel.
“It is completely unacceptable to shoot an arrow at somebody’s pet. It’s lucky the cat wasn’t more seriously injured, or even killed.”
Anyone with information relating to this incident should report it to the RSPCA Cruelty Hotline: 1300 CRUELTY (1300 278 3589)
It is an offence, under section 19(1) of the Animal Welfare Act (2002), to intentionally or recklessly injure an animal. Those found guilty face maximum penalties of a $50,000 fine and up to five years in prison.