Cat shot in head; perpetrator unknown

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(Courtesy: Floyd Felines And Friends / Facebook)

A heinous crime is being investigated by Animal Control officers in Floyd County. Authorities said they received a 911 call about a cat being shot in the head with a crossbow bolt.

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Officers met workers at the Culbreath Carr Watson Veterinary Clinic on Saturday in Rome, Ga. Officials believe the cat was shot at close range with a crossbow pistol. Initially, officials believed the cat was struck with an arrow, but was later determined to be a bolt.

The cat was recovering Monday. They have named the cat Floyd Mayweather. His story was posted to Floyd Felines Facebook and his story has since gone viral, reaching more than a 100,000 people. The group is hoping the publicity will call attention to the need to find the person responsible for the shooting.

Anyone with information is being asked to call Floyd County Animal Control at ‎706-236-4537.

Floyd Felines and Friends have set up an online account for the cat. Donates can be made at