A CAT rescued by the RSPCA – and adopted by the inspector who found him – has been injured by a pellet gun.

RSPCA inspector Tim Jones rescued a stray cat – who was a kitten at the time – last year before adopting him and naming him Ossy. The kitten was very small when he was found and was in an emaciated state.

Ossy injured“Ossy has been our pet ever since we rescued him and has now grown and has become part of the family,” inspector Jones said.

But on Saturday [21 March] evening Ossy returned home limping and inspector Jones quickly took him to the vets to see what the cause of his discomfort was.

“Upon taking him to our vets we found that he had been shot with an air gun,” he said.

“The pellet had passed through his body and finished up cracking his femur.”

Ossy has now returned home to recover but is still limping.

“We are just hoping he is going to get better,” he added.

It is thought that the incident happened around the Pant Olwen/Pant Lane area of Gresford, Wrexham and along with making enquiries the RSPCA is appealing for information.

“This has highlighted the suffering that one person with an air weapon can cause,” said inspector Jones.

Anyone who may have information about this incident should contact the RSPCA inspectorate appeal line on 0300 123 8018. Calls are treated in confidence.

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