Cat is found with an arrow through its leg in a shocking case of animal cruelty – and it could lose its paw as a result
- Family reveal the shocking moment they came home to find their cat injured
- Buddy was found with an arrow shot through one of his front legs in Perth
- Owner Renee Fowler’s children were left distraught by the sight of their cat
A family have described the shocking moment they came home to find their beloved cat with an arrow through its paw.
Renee Fowler, from Perth, told Daily Mail Australia that their cat Buddy was found injured by her daughter Jaycee when they arrived home on Sunday.
‘My daughter Jaycee started screaming when she noticed the arrow through Buddy’s leg – she fainted and vomited,’ Miss Fowler said.
A distraught family found their beloved pet cat Buddy with an arrow through one of his front legs
‘My son found out at about 9:30 after he got home from the movies.’
Jaycee was left extremely distressed by Buddy’s injuries and Miss Fowler said she needed time to calm her daughter down.
‘I was trying to calm my daughter down, letting her know that Buddy will be ok,’ Miss Fowler said.
Buddy is let outside each day before being let back into the house each evening, but when the kids went to fetch the pet on Sunday they were met with a shocking sight.
Buddy had an arrow through his front right leg, but despite the brutal injury he was still able to make it to the front door of the home and get the attention of his family, 9 News reported.
The family rushed Buddy to a nearby vet who was able to successfully extract the arrow.
‘He is a brave boy. And it happened the night before, so he spent all night and day with it in his leg,’ Miss Fowler said.
Buddy’s extensive vet bills will exceed $6,000, so the family has set up a GoFundMe with hopes of being able to raise the money to pay for the vet bills.
So far the GoFundMe page as accumulated $945 of the $5,000 target.
‘As a hardworking single mum this type of money doesn’t come easy, so in turn we would be forever grateful for any contributions, no matter the size,’ Miss Fowler said.
Both of Miss Fowler’s children spoke with 9 News and described whoever shot their cat with an arrow as ‘cruel’
Buddy is let outside each day before being let back into the house each evening
Both of Miss Fowler’s children spoke with 9 News and described the cat attacker as ‘cruel’.
‘I would say you can move out of this street, go away, never come near our house again because you are cruel, you’re the cruelest people I’ve seen,’ Alex Fowler told 9 News.
‘She was one of my favourite pets.’
Miss Fowler said the person who shot Buddy was allegedly someone in the neighbourhood and a Western Australia Police spokesman confirmed inquiries into the incident were ongoing.
Under the Western Australian Animal Welfare Act 2002, being found guilty of animal cruelty carries a maximum penalty of a $27,500 fine or a $5,500 fine with a six-month jail term.
Buddy’s extensive vet bills will exceed $6,000, so the family has set up a GoFundMe page