A Buckingham woman has put out a warning to other cat owners, after her family pet was shot in the head.
Sarah Clark, of Western Avenue, was out at work when ?? year-old Tabby arrived home badly injured.
Eight-year-old twins Daisy and Adam were at home with their 18-year-old brother George, and Mrs Clarke said it was very distressing for them.
She said: “One sie of his head was double the size of the other and his eyeball was blue and it was sticking out of his head. I’ve never seen anything like it. It was really, really horrible.”
The vet removed an air gun pellet from Tabby’s head.
Mrs Clark said: “Its hard to imagaine what kind of person would inflict such pain and suffering not only on the animal but on their owners he is part of our family and to see him suffer so much has been devastating for us.”
Tabby was due to have stitches removed from his eye this week. He may lose his eye.
Tabby was shot between 10pm on Monday, July 23, and 10am on Tuesday, July 24.
Mrs Clark said she has now heard of several other cats being shot in the area and she believes someone is driving from village to village taking potshots.
She urged cat owners to report any similar incidents to the police or contact her on 07927 326544.
And she added: “One of those stray pellets could hit a kid. In the summer holidays there’s so many kids about.”
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