Pet cat shot with air gun

Pet cat shot with air gun

Pet cat shot with air gun

First published in News

THE shooting of a cat with an airgun has sparked investigations by The RSPCA and Dorset Police.

Pam Chave, of Higher Street in Iwerne Minster, says her 10-year-old ginger and white cat called Lewis had uncharacteristically spent the night downstairs on January 21.

When she got up she saw him try to rise from the sofa to greet her, but the side of the sofa he had been sleeping on was covered in blood.

The cat was rushed to a vet who treated him for a ruptured spleen and holes in his bladder and bowel – all caused by air pellets.

The vet told Pam that the evidence points to the cat being attacked twice with an airgun and that there were also shotgun pellets in his body which are thought to have been from a previous attack.

Pam said: “This has upset me so much because Lewis had been a constant companion to my partner who died in September.”

RSPCA animal welfare officer, Jo Blackburn added: “We need to find out who did this and make sure they do not attack another pet.”

Anyone with information should call the RSPCA on 0300 1238018.

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12:51pm Thu 6 Mar 14

cj07589 says...

Hope they find the nasty evil person quickly. Best wishes for a speedy recovery.
Hope they find the nasty evil person quickly. Best wishes for a speedy recovery. cj07589
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6:55pm Thu 6 Mar 14

Nomalice says...

Cats tend to go where they want to go. And being natural hunters, will follow their in-born instincts. However, there is absolutely no excuse for this despicable attack on this animal, for whatever reason. I sincerely hope the person responsible, for this cruel action, is found quickly, and punished accordingly. You, whoever you are, know it is wrong, and cowardly in extreme.
Cats tend to go where they want to go. And being natural hunters, will follow their in-born instincts. However, there is absolutely no excuse for this despicable attack on this animal, for whatever reason. I sincerely hope the person responsible, for this cruel action, is found quickly, and punished accordingly. You, whoever you are, know it is wrong, and cowardly in extreme. Nomalice
  • Score: 1

6:30am Fri 7 Mar 14

mark@greenhill says...

Ok, shooting this animal is wrong, but the part of this story that the cat lovers always like to dismiss, is that it is their responsibility to keep their cat in their own garden.
I'm not defending the person who did this, but doubtless they had simply had enough of finding this animal killing birds in their garden, or leaving a mess in their flower beds.
You wouldn't allow your dog to wander freely onto other peoples land/gardens, so why assume it is ok for your other pets?
Ok, shooting this animal is wrong, but the part of this story that the cat lovers always like to dismiss, is that it is their responsibility to keep their cat in their own garden. I'm not defending the person who did this, but doubtless they had simply had enough of finding this animal killing birds in their garden, or leaving a mess in their flower beds. You wouldn't allow your dog to wander freely onto other peoples land/gardens, so why assume it is ok for your other pets? mark@greenhill
  • Score: 1

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