We're talking about a bb gun pellet here folks. People shoot cats with bb guns because they think it's funny (apparently). Hence why it's possible for a cat to be shot several times and still be generally ok.
Also, the vet shaved off all Cleo's dreadlocks, so now poor thing has this funky looking mohawk, in addition to the shaved spot on her neck and four stitches. Truly pitiful looking. I feel like a bad mom.