A cat owner has hit out at those who shot her Siamese cat Kaspar with an air rifle causing the pet unnecessary pain and suffering.
Pam Baker from Great Barton says this is the second time a cat she has owned has fallen victim to shooting.
She took Kaspar to Eastgate Veterinary Surgery in Bury St Edmunds after he developed an nasty abscess on his side. This was drained and lanced and when the cat went back for a check up a week later vets discovered the pellet lodged under the skin and this was removed.
Pam, of Dunwich Place, said: “I hope the vicious thug who shot our beautiful Siamese is proud of himself. He has caused a great deal of pain to an innocent animal, not to mention a large vet’s bill.”
Two years ago another Siamese cat owned by Pam was also shot. This time the pellet was discovered after the cat was run over and X-rays showed a pellet lodged near its heart.
Pam said: “Words fail me. I am extremely angry about this. This is not game keeping shooting but someone with a gun deliberately shooting pets. I want to warn other cat owners to be alert that someone out there appears to be targeting cats.”
Alex Wylie, partner and veterinary surgeon at Eastgate Vets, said: “It makes me absolutely furious. This is a despicable thing to do and it is horrific that anyone can do that to an animal.”
Miss Wylie said that fortunately they did not see many incidents of cats shot in this way but they were worrying as they caused the animals suffering and were expensive for owners.
“It is not okay to shoot a cat.
“There are other ways to stop cats, not this cruel, horrific and painful way.”