- A cat was found with an arrow through the back of his head in Western Australia
- The ginger tabby was found in Ellenbrook in Perth’s Swan district on April 20
- Wound infested with maggots and arrow may have been stuck for up to two days
- RSPCA called the cat Beau, who has undergone surgery and is on the mend
- RSPCA Western Australia is investigating the case of animal cruelty
A cat in Western Australia has used up one of his nine lives after he was found with an arrow through the back of his head.
RSPCA Western Australia posted the horrifying photo on its Facebook page of the cute ginger tabby cat receiving vet treatment to save his life in a desperate appeal for information from the public.
The injured kitty, which the RSPCA has since named Beau, was found on Withnell Drive in Ellenbrook in Perth’s Swan district last Friday (April 20).
RSPCA Western Australia posted this horrifying photo on its Facebook page of this poor puss found with an arrow through his head
‘Thankfully, a member of the public found the cat and took him to Ellenbrook Vetwest for immediate treatment,’ RSPCA Western Australia posted on Monday.
‘The veterinary examination revealed the wound was infested with maggots and the arrow could have been stuck in the cat’s head for up to two days before he was rescued.’
Beau has since undergone surgery to remove the arrow and is recovering well.
The shocking photo sparked more than 600 reactions, more than 200 shares and hundreds of comments within the first hour of being posted on Facebook.
‘Cannot believe someone can do this to a defenceless animal – Karma is coming your way you low life useless oxygen thief – you may think that you will get away with it, but your day will come. Prayers go to Beau – and to the vets for helping him. Get better soon beautiful boy,’ one woman commented.
Another added: ‘When will we start to get tougher on acts like this? If it happened to a child there would be consequences, these beautiful trusting animals are just as vulnerable and acts like this should be met with the same punishments. Poor ginger ninja I hope he finds a furever home.’
The injured cat was found on Withnell Drive (pictured) in Ellenbrook in Perth’s Swan district on April 20
The RSPCA was also inundated with offers of a new home for Beau in the Facebook post.
If anyone has any information regarding what happened to Beau or his owners, please either private message RSCPA Western Australia via its Facebook or fill in the online form at https://www.rspcawa.asn.au/animal-information/cruelty.php.
Beau the ginger tabby cat was taken to Vetwest Animal Hospital (pictured), where he has undergone surgery to remove the arrow and is now on the mend