A cat is currently recovering after being shot with a crossbow and arrow in New Jersey.

I will never understand how people can cause harm to animals. So whenever I read this news, it's just aches my heart.

NBC10 reports that this poor cat was found with an arrow sticking through it on Willow Street in Delanco. Burlington County's Humane Police believe the cat was being used as target practice.

AS TARGET PRACTICE! How anyone could look at a poor animal and treat so inhumanely is beyond me.

I'm happy to learn the cat is doing well and is expected to recover. It has also been reunited with it's owner. The article doesn't give any information for who is responsible.

You can see the wound for yourself on NBC10 Philadelphia.

More From SoJO 104.9 FM