AN RSPCA’s inspectors cat – which he rescued – has been shot by an air pellet gun for a second time.
RSPCA inspector Tim Jones adopted Ossy when he was a kitten, after he rescued him when he was found in an emaciated state. He quickly became part of the family – but sadly has been injured twice by an air gun pellet.
It was in March when 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 the vets they found he had been shot with an air gun. The pellet had passed through his body and finished up cracking his femur.
Luckily Ossy made a full recovery – but inspector Jones has been horrified to find that Ossy has been targeted again.
“Shockingly Ossy has been shot again,” he said. “We took him straight to the vets and he has had an operation. The pellet has been removed and physically he should be okay. He is now a nervous wreck and it will take a while before he gets his confidence back. He has been through so much.”
It is thought that the incident on Tuesday evening at around 6pm in the Pant Olwen/Pant Lane area of Gresford, Wrexham.
“We’re making enquiries and the police have been informed,” said inspector Jones.
“This once again shows the suffering that one person with an air weapon can cause.”
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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