A cat has miraculously survived being speared by an arrow in Albany.
The RSPCA is appealing to the public to help find the person who shot “Samson”.
Samson was found in yard in Warrenup on Monday night badly injured with an arrow piercing its body.
The arrow went into the cat’s shoulder blade and went along the edge of the ribs—narrowly missing its thorax.
The treating veterinary surgeon said it was miracle the cat was not killed.
Samson is now home with its owners and expected to make a full recovery.
RSPCA spokesman Tim Mayne asked any witnesses who may have seen anyone with a bow and arrow or crossbow type device in the few days prior to Monday in the Albany area to come forward.
“This is a horrific act of deliberate cruelty and if anyone has any information or witness descriptions of those who committed this act, can they please contact police or the RSPCA,” Mr Mayne said.
Anyone with information can contact police on 131 444 or the RSPCA on 1300 CRUELTY (1300 278 3589).
Penalties for animal cruelty can include a maximum $50,000 fine and five years imprisonment.
Crossbows are a prohibited weapon.