BOERNE, Texas -

A South Texas police officer has been put on administrative leave after being charged with shooting his neighbor's cat with an arrow.

Police in Boerne said Officer Lance Deleon was not on duty Tuesday when the cat named "Bobby" was wounded. Police Chief Jim Kohler said the cat was shot using a crossbow.

Officials with South Texas Veterinary Specialists said the 2-year-old male cat has been treated for a punctured lung and broken front right leg. Vets said Bobby is expected to recover.

Deleon was charged with animal cruelty and released from jail Wednesday after posting $2,000 bail.

Boerne is located about 25 miles northwest of San Antonio.