Cat shot in Rhondda

The RSPCA is appealing for information after a cat was shot in Treorchy, sustaining serious injuries.

The incident happened in Miskin Street on Saturday 15 June. The male black and white five year old cat was shot twice in his mouth and left eye. As a result of the injuries sustained, the left eye had to be removed.

RSPCA Inspector Gemma Black said: “This was a very cruel and callous act, resulting in a debilitating injury to this defenceless creature. Air weapon shootings of pets are becoming increasingly common causing a great deal of suffering to the animals involved and much distress to their owners.

“We would urge anyone with information to come forward and help us with our enquiries.”

Shooting an animal is a serious offence and could result in a prison sentence of up to 6 months and/or a fine of up to £20,000.

If anyone has any information about this incident, they are urged to contact the RSPCA cruelty and information line on 0300 1234 999. Calls will be treated in confidence.

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