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A dark tabby cat named Bo is expected to recover after being shot in the leg, likely by a BB gun.

Officer Angela Sands said the cat's 36-year-old owner found him Friday hiding in a shed in the backyard at her home in the Salt Valley View neighborhood, near 14th Street and Warlick Boulevard.

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Sands said the woman hadn’t seen Bo for two days, and he was limping, so she took him to a veterinarian. The vet discovered he had been shot, possibly with an air rifle, and his leg was broken.

An X-ray showed a metal fragment, which couldn’t be removed in the surgery to repair his leg, Sands said.

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