Updated: Thursday, 23 May 2013, 9:26 PM CDT
Published : Thursday, 23 May 2013, 5:12 PM CDT
BOERNE, Texas (KXAN) - Bobby, a 2-year-old tabby cat, survived being shot with an arrow and the off-duty Boerne police officer accused of the shooting was charged with animal cruelty.
According the WOAI, the NBC affiliate in San Antonio,Officer Lance DeLeon was arrested and accused of shooting Bobby with a crossbow on Tuesday. The four-year police veteran was released after posting a $2,000 bond.
South Texas Veterinary Specialists treated the cat for a punctured lung and a broken leg. The animal clinic said Bobby is expected to fully recover. The San Antonio clinic is a referral-only hospital and doesn't provide primary veterinary care.
DeLeon was placed on administrative leave. He was arrested by Boerne police responded to a call about a neighborhood disturbance.