A cat in Wainuiomata, New Zealand, survived a crossbow bolt right through his head. When his owner Donna Ferari found him, Moo Moo was taken to a local vet who referred him to Massey University Veterinary Teaching Hospital. The staff there thought for sure there would be brain damage, but Moo Moo was very lucky.
Janet Molyneux, director of the hospital, said Moo Moo was lucky to survive, and when the call had come in the team had assumed they would be looking at brain damage.
"The arrow hadn't actually pierced anything or damaged anything or affected the eye," she said. "We really assumed the worst."
"He's just been remarkably normal and happy and purring ... he's going to go on to be a completely normal happy cat."
The bolt had glanced off the cranium, sparing Moo Moo's brain. After surgery to remove the bolt, the cat was sitting up calmly. The four-year-old cat is expected to make a full recovery. Police in Wainuiomata are investigating the incident. -via Arbroath
See an x-ray here.