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…

The RSPCA is urgently appealing for information after a cat was shot in Coventry – in the next street to where two other cats have been shot since April.

 

The animal welfare charity was contacted by the upset owners of four-year-old cat Bensi, after he suffered an injury to his leg. An x-ray later showed that he had been shot with an air rifle pellet.

It is thought Bensi, pictured above, was shot at some point in the evening of … Continue reading…

The RSPCA is appealing for information after a cat suffered a serious injury when she was shot in a Liverpool street.

One-year-old family pet Tilly spent five days receiving treatment at a vet’s practice after an airgun pellet perforated her bowel, leading her to become very poorly.

It is believed that Tilly was shot with an airgun near to her home in Drakefield Road, Liverpool, sometime on Tuesday 25 April.

RSPCA inspector Helen Smith said: “This is a serious injury … Continue reading…

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 suffered facial injuries when he was shot in Lichfield.

The six-year-old male black cat, named Tom, was found with the injuries by his owner last Saturday (23 April) near his home in Broadbent Close.

He was taken straight to a vets, where it was found that a bullet – thought to be from a shotgun – had gone through his nostril, mouth and his neck, resulting in serious injuries to his … Continue reading…