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Cat being treated after being shot with arrow by Boerne police officer

2-year-old male cat being treated for punctured lung, broken front right foot

Bobby, a 2-year-old male cat, was treated for a punctured lung and broken front right leg. (Photo by Avery Bradshaw courtesy of South Texas Veterinary Specialists)
Bobby, a 2-year-old male cat, was treated for a punctured lung and broken front right leg. (Photo by Avery Bradshaw courtesy of South Texas Veterinary Specialists)

SAN ANTONIO – Veterinarians are treating a cat after he was allegedly shot with an arrow by an off-duty Boerne police officer Tuesday evening.

According to South Texas Veterinary Specialists, Bobby, a 2-year-old male cat, is being treated for a punctured lung and broken front right leg by Dr. Bradley Book, a board-certified specialist in veterinary emergency and critical care.

The Boerne Police Department responded to the scene and after conducting an initial investigation. Reports say they arrested one of their own.

Officer Lance Deleon, with the Boerne Police Department was arrested Tuesday and charged with animal cruelty, South Texas Veterinary Specialists released in a statement.

Bobby is expected to make a full recovery, according to Book.

Deleon has since been placed on administrative leave pending an investigation.