When a stray cat began visiting the home of Dodie Harper of Clinton, Tennessee, she began feeding it and trying to befriend the animal.
One day when she was petting the feline, Harper noticed blood on her hand and a bullet hole behind the cat’s left front leg, according to Oakridger.com.
Little Bit, as the cat was later named, had suffered injuries from the bullet that ended up lodged in the left side of her nose, according to the news provider. The cat was in need of serious medical attention and the animal hospital was uneasy about the cat’s chances of survival.
A medical team performed a delicate surgery to remove the bullet from the cat, which was discharged to the care of Harper the following day. The veterinarian called her survival “a truly amazing story.”
For general pet care, it may be a good idea to keep an eye on your animals if you live in a wooded area in which hunting is common. All-creatures.org has listed several stories of family pets innocently caught in the line of fire.