A family in Omaha, Nebraska, was forced to say good-bye to their cat after someone shot an arrow through the feline’s body. According to KETV 7 News, the cat, named “Pocket,” entered his family’s garage on Sunday with the arrow impaled through his body.
Pocket’s owner, Jennie Barney, told News 7 that she could hear her cat crying in pain and acknowledged her belief that her pet was going to die, “I started bawling instantly because I didn’t think he was gonna make it, I knew he was gonna die.”
Though Pocket was taken to a veterinarian, his injuries were so severe that even if he underwent expensive surgery, he was only given a 50 percent chance of survival. Given the slim odds, and the staggering surgical expense, Pocket’s family made the difficult decision to end their pet’s suffering.
Now, the Nebraska Humane Society is hoping to find out who is responsible for the cruel criminal act. Anyone with information is asked to reach out to investigators at 402-444-7800.