Smokey the cat shot 13 times in the head - and survived

Updated November 5 2012 - 8:59pm, first published September 22 2009 - 5:48am

A cat that was shot 13 times in the head with an air rifle has remarkably survived the ordeal.Smokey has been heavily medicated and is recovering at home after a vet removed the gun pellets from its head.The nine-year-old moggie had gone missing from its home near Maryborough in central Victoria a week ago, only to return home injured.Sergeant Craig Pearse from Maryborough police said it appeared Smokey's memory was not affected by the attack as the animal was able to find its way home. "This is just a shocking incident where someone either working alone or in a group has shown no regard for animal life and left Smokey for dead,'' Sgt Pearse said.

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