The RSPCA is appealing for information after a cat was shot in Harwood, Bolton.

 

Three-year-old Edward had to be operated on to have the airgun pellet removed, and vets say he had ‘a lucky escape’, as the pellet just missed his vital organs.

 

His owner Angela Paxton-Taylor, who lives in Orchard Gardens, said: “It’s nearly two weeks since it happened and thankfully he’s recovering well.

 

“He was behaving strangely on the Saturday (2 May), and wouldn’t eat … Continue reading…

A much-loved cat has been put to sleep on humane grounds after being shot in York.

 

Biscuit, an eight-month-old ginger tom cat, was found severely injured in the garden of a neighbour’s house, a few doors from his home on Almsford Road, on Monday night (18 March).

 

He was rushed to a local vet practice where x-rays showed a metal air rifle pellet lodged in his spine. Paralysed from the hips down and in immense pain, the difficult … Continue reading…

A much-loved cat has had to be put to sleep after being shot in the head with an airgun in Eggborough, Selby.

 

Dusty was found on Green Acres by a neighbour covered in blood, unable to walk or stand.

 

Her owner took her straight to the vets where she was given pain relief and x-rayed. Sadly vets advised she needed to be euthanised.

 

Owner Kate Brown said: “I’m devastated.

 

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The RSPCA is appealing for investigation after a cat was shot six times with an air rifle in Stoke-on-Trent – the third time the cat has been shot in the last 12 months.

Two-year-old Dante was rushed to a vet on the morning of Wednesday 5 July by his concerned owners after he returned to his home in Trent Valley Road with a wound to the side of his body.

An x-ray showed that he had six pellets inside his … Continue reading…

The number of airgun incidents reported to RSPCA Cymru is sadly on course to be the higher in 2017 than in each of the previous two years. 

From the turn of the year, to the end of June, 41 incidents across Wales were reported to the charity. That compares to 58 throughout 2016, and 61 in 2015.

The new statistics are published ahead of a notoriously busy period for RSPCA Cymru officers in investigating such deliberate and cruel attacks.

If … Continue reading…