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'Horrific act of cruelty': cat survives 13 shots in head

Smoky the cat after his shooting ordeal. A cat shot 13 times in the head has survived to return home three days later in what police have dubbed an "horrific act of cruelty". Smoky, a seven-year-old half-Persian, went missing from his home in Carisbrook, about eight kilometres from the Central Goldfields town of Maryborough. Sergeant Craig Pearse said the cat returned home three days later with severe head wounds. "Someone's shot him and Smoky has obviously gone to ground with fear," Sergeant Pearse said. Advertisement "He got hungry and made his way home. The family noticed horrific injuries to his head and face and took him to the local vet. They weren't aware at this stage what had caused the injuries. The local vet surgically removed 11 air rifle pellets from his head. "It was a despicable and unnecessary act of aggravated cruelty to a defenceless family pet." Sergeant Pearse said Smoky's prognosis was good but "he's got a very sore head". "This is typical of a whole range of attacks on animals, whether it's the city or the country," RSPCA national president Dr Hugh Wirth said. Bow-and-arrow attacks on cats and shootings of larger birds like swans were on the rise, he said. He said there was a "well-established link" between cruelty to animals by young people and harm to other adults later in life. Police have launched a local investigation into the attack.

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