Police have recovered an arrow from a pet cat that was found dead in Sydney overnight.
According to the NSW police, a man called Camden Local Area Command police after he found the body of the cat in his backyard.
Police arrived to the house in Market Street at Tahmoor, about 10.30pm last night.
The owners of the cat are believed to be in their 20s and are naturally extremely distressed.
They told police, that their cat was around the age of three and called Ra.
They also added that they do not know who may be responsible for the sick act.
Camden Crime Manager, Detective Inspector Jayne Doherty, said crimes such as these were very disturbing.
“While some people may not consider this to be a major crime it is an abhorrent offence that touches the hearts of many members of our community and is of great concern to NSW Police.”
Adding, “From our early inquiries, it appears this pet was clearly targeted by someone armed with a bow and arrow in a public place. This is an illegal act"
“This was not a feral cat: it was a couple’s much-loved pet with a collar and tag. This act cannot be a justified in any way.
“I am appealing for the community to help police by providing information about who may be responsible for this, or who may know of the use of these weapons locally.”
The arrow has been sent for forensic examination.
Police are appealing for anyone with information about the incident to contact Narellan police or Crime Stoppers on 1800 333 000.