All residents please be aware!
Please make your family friends and neighbours aware!
The Police have been informed that a cat on Nimbus Way Watnall has been shot by a pellet gun between 13th and 15th of September 2017.
THE PELLET TRAVELLED IN THE CATS BODY CAUSING INTERNAL INJURY
THE VET HAS CONFIRMED FROM XRAYS THAT A .22 PELLET IS LODGED IN MUSCLE TISSUE. THE PELLET PENERTRATED THE FEMUR AND BROKEN PART OF THE BONE.
The cat is called VIC who is eleven years old and as I am sure you can imagine this has been very distressing for the owners as he is a much loved pet.
VIC is now recovering at the vet’s surgery and the on-going treatment will cost the owners £3000 pounds.
The RSPCA will also be informed.
The penalties if caught deliberately using an airgun to injure an animal can be up to six months in prison and/or a £20,000 fine if found guilty under the Animal Welfare Act!
If you have any information on this please contact your Local Beat team.
PC 2446 Paul Toon
PCSO 7168 Lara Holbrook