The RSPCA is appealing for information after a cat was shot with an air rifle in Swadlincote.

The four-year-old white and grey male tabby was found with severe injuries to his back legs in Parliament Street, Newhall, Swadlincote, on Wednesday, 28 October.

On examination at a vets, the injuries were found to have been caused by an air rifle. The cat is now recovering at home.

RSPCA inspector Kate Levesley said: “This is a horrific case of animal cruelty and … Continue reading…

The RSPCA is appealing for information after a cat lost his eye after being shot at close range in the face with an air rifle in a Leicestershire village.

Bookah, a black shorthair, was rushed to the vets on Wednesday, 28 October after his owner Emily Russ found the horrific injuries to his face.

The five-year-old cat was x-rayed at the vets, where it was found that his right eyeball had ruptured and that shrapnel from the pellets had become … Continue reading…

The RSPCA is appealing for information after a dead duck was found with four gun pellets inside its body.

The body of a mallard duck was fished out of the canal near the Stanney Mill Lane area of Ellesmere Port on Sunday, 18 October.

It was later x-rayed at a wildlife centre, where the four gun pellets were found.

RSPCA inspector Lisa Lupson said that the discovery of the duck follows a spate of dead waterbirds – including six waterfowl, … Continue reading…

The RSPCA is appealing for information after two cats from the same household were shot in Market Harborough.

Macky, a two-year-old brown tabby (pictured right) , and Simba, a three year-old ginger tabby (below), had only recently started going outside after their owners moved to Hilltop Close just weeks ago.

Their owners, Andy Upperton and Jess Chan, discovered Macky’s injuries – thought to have been caused by an air rifle – on Thursday, 8 October.

The following day they found … Continue reading…

The RSPCA is appealing for information after a kitten had to have her leg amputated after being shot by an air rifle.

Three-month-old Willow, pictured right, was found by her owner in Sturminster Way, Corby, on Friday (25 September) with a wound to her left front leg.

She was taken to the vets, where it was found that two pellets had caused the bones in her leg to shatter in such an extreme way that her leg had to be … Continue reading…