RSPCA appeal after cat shot and left for dead in Lincolnshire | Calendar
The RSPCA in Lincolnshire requests information after a cat is believed to have been shot in the chest.
Kizzy’s body was discovered by a garbage collector four miles from his home in Tattershall Thorpe on March 24th.
The six-year-old black cat disappeared from her family home four days earlier.
RSPCA inspector Kathleen Burris is investigating the incident and said, “We believe poor Kizzy was shot at close range with a rifle in the chest.
“He would have suffered terribly and his owners are utterly disturbed by his death.
“Its owners had spent days looking for their missing cat, posting posters and posting on social media to find it.
“The man who found Kizzy’s body saw the lost and found Facebook post and immediately contacted the owners of the cat. Kizzy’s body was taken to the vet and an x-ray confirmed that it had been shot.”
An X-ray of Kizzy’s body showed fragments of metal in the cat’s chest. Credit: RSPCA
An X-ray from Kizzy showed he had two wounds on his chest and a broken rib. Metal fragments were also found in the cat’s body.
Anyone with information about the event is asked to call the RSPCA on 0300 123 8018.