THE RSPCA is appealing for information after a cat was found ‘peppered with pellets’ thought to be from a shotgun in Spetchley, near Worcester.
The black and white male cat was found by a member of the public in Spetchley on Tuesday, June 27, who contacted the animal welfare charity after discovering the cat was so seriously injured he was unable to stand.
It was first thought he had been hit by a car, but when he was taken to the vets, it was found he had been shot with a bullet – thought to be from a shotgun – which had left pellets peppered through his body.
Thea Kerrison, an RSPCA inspector, said: “This is a very shocking incident which has left a cat with serious injuries. It was initially thought that he’d been involved in an accident because of his broken leg, but the x-ray at the vet’s showed he had been shot.
“Thankfully he has survived the operations but has been left with serious injuries to his leg and eye. We’re really keen to try and find out who is responsible for such a heartless attack and urge anyone who has any information about who did this to contact us.
“Unfortunately, because he’s not microchipped we’ve not been able to contact an owner to reunite them. He’s a neutered male who is very friendly and has been well looked after, so we also hope his owner will recognise him and get in touch.”
Anyone with any information is urged to contact the animal welfare charity on 0300 123 8018 .