TX police officer arrested for animal cruelty after shooting cat with arrow

South Texas Vet Specialists
POSTED: Thursday, May 23, 2013 - 3:42pm
UPDATED: Thursday, May 23, 2013 - 3:52pm

Veterinarians from South Texas Veterinary Specialists are treating a cat here after he was allegedly shot with an arrow by an off-duty Boerne police officer Tuesday evening.

Bobby, the 2-year-old, male cat is being treated for a punctured lung and broken front right leg by Dr. Bradley Book, a board-certified specialist in veterinary emergency and critical care with South Texas Veterinary Specialists.

According to local news reports, the Boerne Police Department responded to the scene and after conducting an initial investigation, they arrested one of their own.

Officer Lance Deleon, with the Boerne Police Department was arrested Tuesday and charged with animal cruelty.

Bobby is expected to make a full recovery according to Book.

Deleon has since been placed on administrative leave pending an investigation.

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