A second man has been arrested in connection to an animal cruelty case involving a cat in southwestern Ontario that suffered from as many as 17 pellet wounds to the head.

"Joe" the cat was found by the side of a road in Brights Grove, east of Sarnia, Ont., on Feb. 2, 2014.

Investigators on Wednesday arrested a 20-year-old Sarnia man. Police say he will be charged with one count of willfully causing unnecessary suffering and one count of willfully injuring an animal.

A 19-year-old Sarnia man, who was arrested last week in connection to the case, was scheduled to appear for a bail hearing on Wednesday.

He is facing two counts of animal cruelty, two counts of possession for the purpose of trafficking, and one count of possession of a controlled substance.

Joe the cat has since had surgery to remove the pellets, but the Sarnia and District Humane Society says the cat may lose an eye due to his injuries.

With files from CTV London