The RSPCA is investigating after a cat was shot in the neck with an air rifle in Liverpool.

Nine-year-old Polly had to have surgery after the pellet lodged in the vertebrae of her neck, in what could have been a fatal injury.

She was taken to Alder Vets, in Eaton Road, by her worried owners after she returned home walking abnormally on Wednesday last week (23 November).

RSPCA inspector Claire Fisher said: “Polly’s owners knew instantly something was wrong, and … Continue reading…

The RSPCA is appealing for information after a cat was shot in Nottinghamshire.

The male tabby cat, who had no collar and was not microchipped, was found with the injuries by a member of the public in Crowtrees Lane, Sutton-in-Ashfield, on Friday (21 August).

He was taken to a vets where the injuries to his stomach were found to be caused by an air gun. They were so severe that the vet humanely put him to sleep to prevent further … Continue reading…

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We’re appealing for information after a cat lost his eye because he was shot with an air gun.

Alfie, a ten-year-old black moggy, returned to his home in Mead Crescent in Chingford, London with blood around his eye.

It was originally thought Alfie must have been in a fight, and he was taken to the vets to be looked at. The eye was so badly damaged it was decided that the only option was to remove it.

During the … Continue reading…

Wednesday 2 April 2014

RSPCA Cymru is appealing for information after a cat was shot in the face with a pellet gun in Wrexham.

Lindsey Brough of Greenfields in Burton was horrified when she noticed that her three-year-old tortoiseshell cat, Izzy had an airgun pellet lodged in her nose. It is uncertain when the shooting occurred but Ms Brough first noticed the injury yesterday (Tuesday 1 April).

She said: “Izzy came in yesterday morning and went to sleep on my … Continue reading…

Wednesday January 29 2014

RSPCA Cymru is appealing for information following reports that a number of birds have been shot in Beddau.

Over the last month local residents say a number birds – including crows, blackbirds and magpies – have  been shot by someone using an airgun in the Gwaunmiskin road area.

Yesterday, RSPCA inspector Simon Evans, who is investigating the alleged incidents, retrieved a dead crow which is believed to be one of the victims.

He said: “It seems … Continue reading…