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 investigating after a cat in Coventry was shot with what is thought to be a tranquilizer dart.

The cat, a male tabby and white long hair which lives in Tennyson Road, was found to have a suspicious dart around 3cm in length in his fur by his owner as she stroked him on Wednesday 7 October.

RSPCA inspector Louise Labram, who is investigating the case, said: “As the owner parted the fur she discovered the dart, which … 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…

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…