The RSPCA is appealing for information after a cat was shot with a crossbow bolt which went right through into his body.

It was not initially obvious what was wrong with the cat – until an x-ray showed the six-inch bolt inside his body, which had gone in by his left hind leg.

It is believed that the incident happened near to the cat’s home in Balfour Road, Kingswinford, at around 9pm on Sunday (7 May). The nine-year-old male cat … Continue reading…

The RSPCA is investigating after a cat shot with an air rifle in Nottingham had to have her leg amputated.

Phoebe, a six-year-old ginger-and-white cat, suffered the injury on Sunday morning last weekend (26 June) near to her home in Glebe Road, Carlton.

She was taken to a vet, where X-rays showed that the pellet had shattered her front left leg so severely that it needed to be removed.

Phoebe’s owner, Tina Humphreys, 39, said: “My husband let Phoebe out … Continue reading…

The RSPCA is investigating after a cat shot with an air rifle had to have his leg amputated.

Arthur, an 18-month-old black longhair cat, was found by his owner Kevin Morrison limping after going missing for a day from his home in Boulton Drive, Alvaston on Sunday, 26 June.

He was taken to a vet, where X-rays revealed the pellet from an air rifle lodged in his leg.

Kevin said: “At first I thought that maybe he had a thorn … Continue reading…

The RSPCA is investigating after a cat lost an eye when he was shot with an air rifle in Dudley.

Milo, an 18-month-old black longhair cat, returned to his home in Somery Road with the injuries on the evening of Sunday, 15 May.

His owner, Laurie Haywood, immediately took him to a vet, where she was told that his eye could not be saved.

Laurie said: “Milo only recently started going outside three months ago and he didn’t venture far, … Continue reading…

The RSPCA is appealing for information about a cat who died after being shot at close range in Birmingham.

George, a male tabby who was eight months old, suffered serious injuries to his kidneys and a main artery after being shot in his abdomen.

He was found in the back garden of his home in Chestnut Drive, Erdington, Birmingham, on the evening of Wednesday, 11th November by his owners, Rachel and Richard Bourne.

George, pictured left, was rushed to the … Continue reading…