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Second Cat Shot In Three Days

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Awful things happen in this world and it makes me sit and ponder where we as humans have gone wrong? There has been lots of stories in the news lately about cruelty to animals but more so regarding the shooting of cats.

A families cat called Archie in Bedfordshire was attacked and shot today leaving him with horrible injuries. He is the second cat who has been shot in a very short amount of time this year. His abdomen and bowl was badly damaged and he had to have a major operation to have his insides fixed.

Such a horrid crime made against an innocent defenseless cat. The owner said he is in complete shock as to why someone would think about doing this. This wasn't just neglect,the cat was attacked for their fun and games. When these crimes are committed for such fun by these people it just makes me think what kind of upbringing have these people had. I would be so angry and upset if this had happened to my cat.

Its disgusting to think that anybody would hurt any animal intentionally and how we are going to eradicate this problem I just don't know. Those many charities,vets and owners that are doing a great job in taking care of the health of our cats. They must be greatly appreciated.

Archie has made a full recovery thank god. Unfortunately not so lucky for another cat called Tom who was 15 years of age was also injured by an air rifle, he died from his injuries. It sickens me to think the pain they go through physically and emotionally before they pass on. I can only hope that their suffering was not to painful and they are now at peace.

The RSPCA received a substantial amount of reports 2011 of cats being shot. You have to think about all the other crimes as well such as neglect etc. The comfort I take is if these criminals are caught then in most cases they are banned for life from owning any kind of pet...a small comfort.

Many attacks don't get reported because some owners don't even realise their cat has been shot. If your cat has been shot or attacked in any way make sure you report it to the vets,police and press to publicise the problem and save lives. We may not eradicate it completely but we can help.

So what can we do if we suspect our kitty's have been attacked?

  • Check the body for bits loose fur which will be around the hole or wound.
  • Check for obvious hole (Point of entry) with a burnt edge.
  • If you find a wound contact your vet asap.
  • If you can't find an injury and your pet is very introvert and they wont let u touch their stomach, then contact your vet asap.

I hope this article has helped. Thanks for reading.


Street Talk

Man, I just can not understand the mentality of some who hurts animals.

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  about 6 years ago

Any perp caught, should not only not be allowed to own a pet, but be forced to work in a SPCA for a month or two cleaning floors and cages, if i ever caught a person hurting an animal, they would meet with my wrath.

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  about 6 years ago
  

i wish i could get rid of the problem forever but that is a big wish! I hear what your saying and it is right that these people should be made to pay by giving back to society.

Reply
  about 6 years ago
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