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Cat shot with crossbow bolt in Shiga Pref

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A cat with a crossbow bolt in its body was found outside the entrance to a woman’s home in Koka, Shiga Prefecture, police said, adding the person responsible faces a charge of violating the animal protection law.

According to police, the woman found the cat at around 1 p.m. on Monday after hearing the animal cry, Fuji TV reported. She opened her front door and saw the cat with a bolt, about 30 cms long, embedded in its backside. The woman took the cat, which is not her pet, to a vet who removed the bolt. The cat's life is not in danger.

Police are analyzing street surveillance camera footage to see if they can determine if someone brought the cat to the woman’s house or shot at it from a vehicle.

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Unbearably cruel, but with some kind and gentle exceptions, such is the world we live in.

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Poor cat.

Nice kind lady.

Pond scum crossbow moron.

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Monsters

Who did this surely should be hanged.

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Pretty messed up. Glad the cat survived.

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Who has a crossbow, and why are they even being sold?

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@Maria

It might have been Geralt of Rivea. I suspect he was aiming at a nearby Lurker but missed.

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@Maria ... in some countries they are used for game hunting...

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Ive seen this allot in Japan, I think its a manifestion of some kind of mental illness, like a way to abuse something in order to release stress.

Many cats are shy towards humans and the dogs look sad

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Punish the soab who did it !!..

Ive seen this allot in Japan

Cut the drama, it happens in many countries..

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Reminds me of the cat killer in London, some years back. Don't know if they were ever caught?

Who did this surely should be hanged.

Clearly not, but they certainly need round the clock supervision. People who torture and kill animals need to be studied, find out why they do such horrific things.

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Animals here seem shook, or like they are weary of humans. I see lots of cats, but if you approach them they run. Back where Im from, never see that, they come and brush on you for food, petting. The dogs here seem so sad also. Ive seen birds missing eyes and other cruelty. I truly believe its some kind of abuse being meted out on them

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Animals here seem shook, or like they are weary of humans. I see lots of cats, but if you approach them they run. 

Really?

The first time I ever visited my now host country, I found completely the opposite. Thought the cats and dogs were much friendlier than in Europe and the US. How odd!

I truly believe its some kind of abuse being meted out on them

Possibly. But there's cruel people in every country. Not just stories like this, but those who keep wild animals in captivity or for show or as status symbols.

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Animals here seem shook, or like they are weary of humans. I see lots of cats, but if you approach them they run.

Naa most cats I've come across in Japan really seem to freak out (at the sight of a gaijin at least). British cats are friendlier and European ones (especially Greek) are way more confident, boisterous even. When I worked in Greece a family of 18(!) that had bred wildly and gone a bit feral would try and eat our dinner... once they even invaded my room and tried to hiss me out!

I wonder if this cat was a pet or an abandoned one. One thing that did surprise me when I came is that while some pets are pampered lavishly there also doesn't seem to much stigma in just leaving them somewhere. I've come across kittens dumped by the road at least twice I think, maybe there aren't as many shelters?

Anyway, awful thing to do to an animal and it's not like you can say it was an accident either. I'm glad it wasn't paralysed

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Toasted

Reminds me of the cat killer in London, some years back

Believed to be a combination of road traffic accidents and foxes.

https://en.m.wikipedia.org/wiki/Croydon_Cat_Killer

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Police are analyzing street surveillance camera footage to see if they can determine if someone brought the cat to the woman’s house or shot at it from a vehicle.

So I wonder what would the police do if a crime happens in a super rural area with absolutely no street surveillance cameras? Though a good opportunity to find out who did it, but in my office, we call it lazy work. They can check to find who in that area bought or ordered the items used in this crime. Check the arrow for fingerprints! Do some actual grunt work.

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