An X-ray showed the trajectory of the arrow through Lionel's head. If the arrow had hit only slightly lower or gone through his eye, Lionel would have died.
The brave cat survived the surgery, and was sent home with his family to rest and recover. But no one has any idea who shot him in the first place.
"Please circulate this post as the person who fired the arrow needs to be caught and prosecuted," Lydon wrote.
Lionel is, sadly, not the first cat to be shot in the head with an arrow. A cat named Tiger last year was shot and killed by a veterinarian who bragged about the whole ordeal on Facebook. People were so touched by his story that they honored him with a memorial.