Posted on 24th May 2013
Police are appealing for witnesses after the owner of a cat discovered their pet had been seriously injured with several rifle pellets.
The Siamese cat’s owner lives in the Shirebrook Park area of Glossop and called police after the animal returned home with a number of wounds.
It was X-rayed by a vet and found to have a total of 16 small pellets lodged under its skin, possibly from a shotgun-type weapon.
The cat has had surgery and is recovering after the incident, which happened between 7am and 6pm on Tuesday, May 14.
PC Robert Valentin, from Glossop police, said: “We have been increasing patrols and speaking to local residents to see if they have any information.
“We also want pet owners, particularly those who have cats, to check their animals for any markings or wounds and to report it to us if they find any.
“This kind of animal cruelty is simply not acceptable and we will be working to bring those responsible to justice.”
Anyone who may have seen suspicious activity in the area around those times, or anyone with information relating to the attack, should call police on 101.
You can also call Crimestoppers, anonymously, on 0800 555 111. In an emergency, always call 999.