I am not a fan of cats. However I can't see why anyone would do this to a cat [or any other animal for that matter]

At least there is [some] good news:

Eight Lives Left of the Day: Though it may look like one of those gag arrows from your local novelty store, this one’s no joke.

A three-year-old cat named Max returned home after a two-day walkabout with a surprise for its Santa Cruz owners: An arrow stuck in his head. Luckily the pointed projectile completely missed his brain, and was safely removed at a nearby veterinary hospital.

Despite several leads from canvassing the neighborhood, authorities say they have no shooting suspects as of yet.
Source: California cat shot in head with arrow, survives | Reuters

Not funny, not clever just cruel and pointless. Why do it?