Anger after cat is shot

A CAT shot with an air rifle in Portishead is recovering after an emergency operation to remove pellets from his intestine.

Baldrick the Burmilla had a lucky escape after being shot near to his home in Blackdown Road on November 24.

Owner of the five-year-old cat, Samantha Murray, says she was horrified to discover her treasured pet with the injury and immediately rushed him to the vets.

She said: “Thank goodness I was in when Baldrick came home as I really believe that it was getting help so quickly and the quick action of the fantastic staff at Watkins and Tasker veterinary practice that saved him.

“I can’t believe that someone would do such a dreadful thing and want to spread awareness so that other pet owners can be vigilant.”

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A police spokesperson said: “Not only is it very dangerous to use an air rifle in a public place, it is an offence.”

Anyone with information about the incident should call the police on 101.

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