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Man arrested after allegedly shooting neighbor's cat with bow and arrow

"Max" is held by his owner immediately after he was shot with an arrow. (Source: Humane Society) "Max" is held by his owner immediately after he was shot with an arrow. (Source: Humane Society)
Cody Dupre, 33, accused of shooting a cat with an arrow after it wandered onto his property. (Source: St. Charles Parish Sheriff's Office) Cody Dupre, 33, accused of shooting a cat with an arrow after it wandered onto his property. (Source: St. Charles Parish Sheriff's Office)
Max recovers after surgery. (Source: Humane Society) Max recovers after surgery. (Source: Humane Society)
LULING, LA (WVUE) -

A cat is recovering after being shot in the chest with a hunting arrow after he allegedly wandered into a neighbor's yard.

Max, an eight-to-nine month old cat, was shot in the chest with a field tip arrow commonly used for hunting wild animals according to the Humane Society.

The cat's owners believe their pet was shot on Monday, June 6, around 8:30 p.m. According to the Humane Society, Dolly and John Dicken said they heard a noise in front of their house. When they went to check it out, they found their cat pierced by an arrow.

The couple rushed Max to the Riverlands Vet Clinic for emergency medical care. The arrow did passed through the cat's fur and didn't hit any organs, veins or arteries according to the attending veterinarian. If it had, Max would have most likely died.

Two days later, the cat's alleged attacker turned himself in to police. Cody Dupre, 33, turned himself in to police on June 8 after a warrant was issued for his arrest. Dupre allegedly shot the cat with an arrow because it was on his property according to the St. Charles Parish Sheriff's Office.

Dupre’s bond is set at $30,000. He was released June 9 by posting $1,000 Cash and Personal Surety to a Family Member.

Officers also cited Dolly and John Dicken for breaking the parish's leash laws by allowing Max to roam outside.

The Dickens created a GoFundMe site to help pay for Max's medical expenses. They had already raised over $900 by the time this article was written.

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Photos of Max before (with puppy), immediately after his attack (with arrow still embedded in front of chest) and post-surgery, on a green towel, are attached.

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