NZ Cat Survives Crossbow Arrow Shot Through Head

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Cat survives cross bow through the head
Moo Moo with a veterinary nurse from Massey University


A four year old cat from Wainuiomata, NZ is recuperating after vets removed an arrow shot from a crossbow that went right through his head.

Donna Ferrari fond her cat Moo Moo hiding in the bushes with an arrow through his head and took him to the Wainuiomata Veterinary Clinic.

“They said they’ve never seen anything like it and called (the Massey University Veterinary Teaching Hospital),” Ms Ferrari said.

The family then rushed Moo Moo to Massey University Veterinary Teaching Hospital in Palmerston North for an emergency surgery, where the arrow was removed late in the day on Monday. They say Moo Moo is very lucky the arrow missed his brain.

Vet surgeon Dr Jonathan Bray said, “The bolt went in just above the eye but was a glancing blow across the cranium so didn’t actually impact on brain tissue at all,” he said. “It was really just a matter of opening up the track so we could clean up the contamination so it would heal up okay.

“There was a little bit of injury to his nose and eye socket, but he’s an extraordinarily lucky cat. The velocity of the bolt hitting him would have been quite frightening, so he’s very brave,” he said. “He’s very well this  morning – bright and happy, the wound is doing fine and he’s got nothing that is going to cause him any long-term harm.”

“I’m sick to my stomach,” Ms Ferrari said. ” Hopefully the person responsible is caught or feels so much hatred from the community that they never do anything like it again.”

The New Zealand Herald reports in an update to the story that a person is thought to have turned themselves in to police for the shooting. That story says Moo Moo is recovering well but is not ready to go home.

Ms. Ferrari said, “He’s still got fluid coming out of the drain that they’ve put it, so he won’t be allowed home until that stops and until they think he’s well enough to travel the two and a half hours.”

Hospital staff are assessing Moo Moo’s condition on a daily basis.


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2 thoughts on “NZ Cat Survives Crossbow Arrow Shot Through Head”

  1. NUUUUUUU THE POORR KIBBYYYYYYYYYYYYYYYYYYYYYYYYYY!!!! ♥♥♥ I hope the person who did that needs to payyyyy!!! The poor kitty! ♥ At least Moo Moo’s okay! ☻

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