Pet cat 'critical' after being shot with pellet gun

A beloved family pet has been left in a critical condition after being shot with a pellet gun.

Alfie the cat who has been treated for a gun shot wound
Alfie the cat who has been treated for a gun shot wound

Wendy Powell returned from work to her Hednesford home to find her three-year-old cat, Alfie, dragging himself back, badly wounded and in a lot of pain.

Following a consultation at a Cannock vets and a three-and-a-half hour operation at Poole House Veterinary Clinic, in Lichfield, Wendy was shocked to discover Alfie had been shot in the abdomen by a pellet gun. The pellet went through the left side of his body before lodging itself in his right knee.

He has been left in a critical condition with damage to his intestine and is at risk of developing peritonitis, which can be fatal in cats.

Wendy, aged 52 of Woodland Crescent, said: “I am worried that someone could have deliberately set out to torture an animal.”

The attack happened between 8.45am and 5.45pm on September 19. Anyone with information should call police on 101

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