An 18-year-old is likely to face charges under the Animal
Welfare Act over a cat being shot in the head with a cross
Wellington police spokesman Nick Bohm said the teen handed
himself in over the incident, which saw Wainuiomata cat
Moomoo needing surgery at the Massey University Veterinary
Teaching Hospital last week.
"We're still considering charges under the Animal Welfare
Act, and we're hoping to lay those charges tomorrow.''
The bolt had gone in above the 4-year-old cat's left eye and
emerged behind the ear.
Mr Bohm confirmed the 18-year-old had met with Moomoo's
owner, Donna Ferrari, this morning.
Ms Ferrari said Moomoo had returned home on Saturday.
"He's doing well. He's still a little bit jittery,'' she
Moomoo still needed to have his stitches removed, and would
stay inside until this had been completed, Ms Ferrari said.
She would not comment on how this morning's meeting went.