A £1,000 reward to track 'sadistic' cat shooter

PUBLISHED: 15:52 10 July 2015 | UPDATED: 15:52 10 July 2015

Avon and Somerset Constabulary is investigating the shooting of Oscar the cat.

Avon and Somerset Constabulary is investigating the shooting of Oscar the cat.

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A reward of up to £1,000 is on offer for anybody who can provide information about a cat shooting, which leads to an arrest or conviction.

Oscar, a ginger tom cat, died after being shot by someone using an air rifle near Portishead marina.

The one-year-old was targeted in a seemingly random attack on June 24.

Its owner Janette Graham received a call at about 8.50am to say her cat had been found injured, although at that early stage it was thought Oscar had been attacked by a dog.

Ms Graham, speaking to the Times a fortnight ago, said the incident was ‘probably the most traumatic thing I have ever experienced’.

People for the Ethical Treatment of Animals (PETA) has now launched an appeal to help track who was responsible.

A PETA spokesman said: “It is imperative that any community faced with a sadistic and violent act such as this take measures to find the culprit or culprits and bring them to justice.

“Animal abusers are a danger to everyone – they take their issues out on whoever is available to them, human or non-human, and must be caught before they act again.”

Anyone with information should call the police and quote reference number 67363/15.

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