Pet owners have on the Isle of Wight been left devastated after their cats have been shot at by cruel yobs
Resident’s living on the Pan Estate in Newport are now warning other animal lover and owners in the area to be on their guard and lookout after a number of cats have been shot at over the weekend with what is understood to be a gun.
Concerned owners that we have spoken to have said that their animals have returned home with bloodied wounds and pellet shots to their faces and bodies. One owner who asked not to be named said she returned home from work to find pools of blood – after her beloved cat was shot in the face. My cats are my world. They are such loving creatures and sweet, dear souls. Being around my cats makes my heart sing and they do not deserve to be needlessly shot. At 10pm I came home from work and saw blood in my house.
The moggy is now recovering at home after requiring emergency veterinary treatment running into hundreds of pounds.
Two other owners have spent the weekend nursing their cats back to good health after having the pellets removed.
The mindless attacks have taken place around the Chichester Walk area over the weekend.
Hampshire Constabulary have been contacted and made aware of the cruel attacks.
A police spokesman said: “We received a number of calls reporting a number of pet cats have been shot with a pellet gun. The cats involved have managed to make their way home and have been treated for the injury by a vet.
“We urge pet owners in the area to be vigilant and to report anything suspicious to the police.”
Anyone who can assist officers or has information to help their investigation is asked to contact them on 101.
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