This is something that is actually happening, and it isn't the first time.

Coeur d'Alene Police have confirmed that a pet cat was discovered by its owner with a metal rod sticking out of its body. The police determined it is most likely from an unknown suspect purposely shooting the cat with a blowgun. Animal control was able to remove the projectile, which thankfully didn't strike any vital organs in the feline.

As strange as this story may be, it actually isn't the first time this is being reported. Last year, police in Coeur d'Alene reported a case with the exact same details: A cat with a blowgun dart protruding from its body.

Currently, police have no leads on a suspect or suspects in the two incidents.