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Texas officer on leave after cat shot with arrow

Published On: May 24 2013 08:45:13 AM CDT
Updated On: May 24 2013 02:55:44 PM CDT

BOERNE, Texas (AP) -

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 said the cat was shot using a crossbow.
    
Officials with South Texas Veterinary Specialists said 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.