Animal cruelty: cat shot 27 times with air rifle and lives
In a remarkable case of animal cruelty, a cat was shot 27 times with an air rifle, but survived. It was trapped in a cage and shot at point blank range, twice in the face, and the cat sill has some pellets lodged in its body.
The cat's owner found it and pulled five pellets from its body herself, and doctors have removed more. They don't know who did this to this poor animal.
Greencross Veterinarians principal surgeon Max Fargher is treating Possum. In his 18 years of experience, Fargher told Cairns.com.au, an online news site, that he has never seen such a disturbing attack on an animal.
"In general, this is the worst episode of animal cruelty I’ve ever seen,"
RSPCA, a pet rescue and care agency said recently there have been a disturbing number of animal cruelty cases in the past 12 months. He told Cairns.com.au:
"We’ve had some instances in the last year where the level of violence has been taken to a new level...The extent of the violence of the crimes is getting more intense."