10/06/2012 06:39 EDT | Updated 12/06/2012 05:12 EST

Cat Shot With Crossbow On Vancouver Island

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Mounties in the Vancouver Island community of Langford are investigating after a cat was shot with a crossbow.

In a news release, West Shore RCMP said a black-and-white cat named Ozzy went missing from its home on Jacklin Road on Sept. 30.

The cat returned home Saturday with a crossbow arrow sticking out of its neck, the release said.

Police say the extent of the injury is unclear but it is believed to be life-threatening. Treatment is expected to cost around $1,000.

Anyone with information is asked to contact West Shore RCMP at 250-474-2264.

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