RSPCA Cymru is appealing for information after a cat was shot in the mouth by an air gun in Wrexham.
Smokie returned to her home at Llys Y Groes at around 9pm on Sunday (25 March) with blood all around her mouth, neck and front legs. Her worried owner took her to the vets for an examination.
RSPCA inspector Kia Thomas said following an examination the vet found a wound on the left side of the roof of her mouth.
“Poor Smokie appeared very scared and stressed and would not eat, drink or go to the toilet,” she said.
“Following further examination under anaesthetic, the vet found an air gun pellet stuck inside the hole in the roof of her mouth, with the hole going through from the mouth to the nasal cavity. She also had a broken tooth on the left side and a further soft tissue injury to her soft palate on the right hand side.
“The vet surgically repaired the hole and Smokie is now recovering on antibiotics and pain relief.”
Smokies owner said they were “shocked and horrified” that someone could harm their cat.
RSPCA Cymru is urging anyone with information about this incident to contact the charity’s inspectorate appeal line – 0300 123 8018 – with all calls treated in confidence.
Inspector Kia added: “We don’t know when or exactly where this air gun incident took place, but it is likely to have happened in the Llys Y Groes area, which is near the hospital, and sometime on Sunday. If anyone has any information please give us a call.”
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