Curiosity kills cats. Arrows through the head just scare them.
Just ask Brownie, a 4-year-old orange-and-white Indiana tabby who's recovering after being shot through the head with a 13-inch-long quilled projectile.
Nobody knows who shot the kitty -- luckily, x-rays show the arrow skimmed off her skull. The vet who de-shafted the feline said the projectile entered above its right eye and ripped through its muscles.
"It's horribly tragic and a miracle the cat is even alive and has such a great attitude still through all of that," said Sarah Hayes, CEO of the Monroe County Humane Association, to WISH TV-8.
Brownie, who has two large scars on opposite sides of her noggin, is expected to make a full recovery.
Hayes said authorities are looking for the culprits.
"You cannot, in this society, abuse animals like this and get away," she said. There's a $500 reward for info leading to an arrest.
Whoever injured Brownie can be charged with animal cruelty, which is a class B misdemeanor, authorities said.
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Brownie's not alone in her predicament, though. Several cases involving animals shot by arrows have made the news recently.
Just yesterday in Alaska, authorities rescued a swan whose wing was pinned to its breast by an arrow that penetrated close to its spine.