The RSPCA is appealing for any witnesses to the shooting of a tabby and white cat in Hivings Park in Chesham two months ago.
Molly, a three-year-old cat, dragged herself home on the evening of Monday 6 May with injuries that suggested she had been in a fight.
She was taken to a vet who treated the various injuries and eventually discovered on Thursday 18 July that she had been shot with an airgun and pellets had lodged in her neck and in her liver.
The vet operated and removed the pellet from her neck and Molly has recovered.
Her family have moved from Hivings Park and are hopeful they have found a safe place for Molly to roam.
RSPCA inspector Jaime Godfrey said: “I appeal to you to come forward if you have any information about who shot Molly.
“Too many innocent animals are receiving wounds that cause them immense pain and suffering.
“It is really important that if you know anything you let us know by calling our inspector information line on 0300 123 8018 and leaving a message for inspector 13185.”