A n area animal shelter in Rapid City is nursing a cat back to health after shelter organizers say someone shot it.
They're now working with the Antrim County Sheriff's Office to find out who shot the animal.
Gerald Jenkins, the president and main advocate for Let These Animals Live, the non-profit animal rescue agency says the cat was shot October 13th.
Jenkins says the cat they now call "Rocky" was abandoned by its owners after they moved out of their house. During that time, someone saw the cat roaming around the outside of the house and shot it in the face.
Shelter staff rushed the cat to Bay Area Pet Hospital in Traverse City for emergency treatment, in which the cat received about 60 stitches.
Jenkins says it was an inhumane act and he wants other people to be aware of the consequences that come from shooting innocent domestic animals.
To hear from Jenkins and other shelter staff members on the incident, as well as to see video of the cat, click on the video above.