We’re appealing for information after a cat lost his eye because he was shot with an air gun.
Alfie, a ten-year-old black moggy, returned to his home in Mead Crescent in Chingford, London with blood around his eye.
It was originally thought Alfie must have been in a fight, and he was taken to the vets to be looked at. The eye was so badly damaged it was decided that the only option was to remove it.
During the operation, an air gun pellet was discovered lodged behind his eye.
This was the act of a callous individual
Inspector Emily Collins said:
“This was a horrific way to treat an animal.
“Alfie must have been shot right through the actual eye as there was no puncture wound anywhere and the bullet was lodged right behind the eyeball.
“Luckily for him he has survived, but will always wear the wounds with the loss of his eye, poor thing.
“We urge anyone with any information to come forward to let us know who may be behind this. It took a callous individual to aim for an animal’s eye in this way. We would like to do all we can to stop it happening again.
“Anyone with any information should call us on 0300 123 8018.”
Alfie looks to have made a full recovery and is coping well living without his eye.
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