RSPCA Cymru is appealing for information after a cat was shot in the head by a pellet gun.
The black-and-white cat – called Gizmo – was found her owner at their back door on Monday [10 August] covered in blood.
The owner assumed she had been involved in a road collision and rushed her straight to the vets.
Gizmo – who is two-and-a-half years old – was rushed into surgery where it was discovered that she had been shot with a pellet gun.
The incident, that would have happened in the area of The Park, Treharris, was reported to the RSPCA.
RSPCA inspector Gemma Cooper, who is investigating the incident, said: “An X-ray showed a pellet in her skull.
“Luckily, it is though she will make a full recovery but will sadly lose an eye.
“This highlights the suffering that one person with an air weapon can cause. We are appealing for information about this incident. She has also lost her purple collar which we are keen to trace.”
Gizmo’s owner Helen Turburville said she was shocked and angry that someone could have done this.
“Gizmo has now had her eye removed and the pellet,” she said. “She is a bit sore and bruised but is going to be okay.”
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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