The cat's owner Robert Wilkinson was horrified when he noticed the bullet lodged in Ginge's skull.
Robert Wilkinson, 55, was horrified to see a glistening silver shape in his cat's skull – then he noticed the bullet and the blood pouring out of Ginge's head.
"His fur was all matted. I took a closer look and it was a two-by-two air rifle pellet lodged in his head", the shop-owner from Cleethorpes, said.
After his initial shock, Mr Wilkinson rushed Ginge to the vets immediately on Tuesday evening.
The veterinarian could not believe what he was seeing either.
If the bullet was shot only a couple millimetres to the either side "it would have killed him."
But Ginge was saved by two bones of his skull stopping the bullet before it could reach his brain.
Now the only remaining injury is a circle-shaped scar on his forehead.
Two bones of the skull stopped the bullet from hitting the brain.
There are some vile people out there
Robert Wilkinson, Ginge's owner
Ginge is "a bit of a lad", according to Mr Wilkinson.
The cat and its owner first met, when Ginge turned up on Mr Wilkinson's door step two years ago, and never left.
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The cat is friendly and likes to visit its neighbours – but now Mr Wilkinson worries about letting it go out again.
He said: "There are some vile people out there."
Mr Wilkinson first met Ginge when the cat turned up on his doorstep two years ago.
He noticed some young motorcyclists riding around the neighbourhood, who might be behind the vicious attack.
Mr Wilkinson said: "But if ever met who did this I do not think they would have the intelligence to understand what I say to them."
Now Mr Wilkinson hopes for another miracle: "Maybe the parents know that one of their children has an air rifle. They might be disgusted enough to ask them about it."
For the time being, Ginge is focused on recovering in his home.
His feline friends Tom, Anoushka, Millie and Suki are keeping him company.