Tauriel 1An appeal for information has been launched after a cat was shot in the Pontypridd area, with a pellet breaking the tabby’s femur.

The owner found her female cat – named Tauriel – injured in the Llantwit Fardre area on 2 June, having been missing for a few days. The shooting is believed to have happened on 1 June.

 Sadly, Tauriel had been shot in the right back leg, which had broken the femur. Veterinary inspection found that the cat had been shot by a .22 pellet.

Fortunately – she is now recovering at her Llantwit Fardre home after the ordeal. The cat lives in the Foel View Close area of the village.

RSPCA Cymru is now urging anyone who may have information connected to the incident to contact the charity.

Simon Evans, RSPCA inspector, said: “This is a deeply worrying incident in the Llantwit Fardre area. We’re just so relieved this cat is recovering at home.

“The poor tabby is believed to have been shot on 1 June, and was found the following day by her owner. It’s alarming to think someone would seek to attack an innocent, defenceless cat in this way.

“It’s also really concerning to hear that other local cat owners may also have been affected by shootings in the local area.

“Anyone with any pertinent information is urged to contact our inspectorate appeal line on 0300 123 8018, with all calls treated in confidence.”

Sara Davies, Tauriel’s owner, said: “I really hope this RSPCA Cymru appeal helps to uncover some information about what happened. This attack on Tauriel was barbaric.

“Sadly, we have heard of other possible incidences locally, but why anyone would do something so horrible to a cat is totally beyond me.

“Thankfully, Tauriel is on the mend,  but not all cats would have been so lucky.”

Should you wish to help the RSPCA investigate incidents like this, you can give £3 now by texting LOVE to 87023 (text costs £3 + one standard network rate message). We are a charity and rely on public donations to exist.