Texas officer on leave after cat shot with arrow

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by Associated Press

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Posted on May 24, 2013 at 11:02 AM

BOERNE, Texas -- A South Texas police officer has been put on administrative leave after being charged with shooting an arrow into a neighbor’s cat.

Police in Boerne say Officer Lance Deleon was not on duty when the cat named Bobby was wounded. Police Chief Jim Kohler says the cat was shot using a crossbow.

Officials with South Texas Veterinary Specialists say the 2-year-old male cat has been treated for a punctured lung and broken front right leg. Vets say Bobby is expected to recover after being shot Tuesday.

Deleon was charged with animal cruelty and freed Wednesday after posting $2,000 bail.

Deleon has declined comment.

Boerne is 25 miles northwest of San Antonio.

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