Cat's leg amputated after being shot

Cat's leg amputated after being shot

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WATCH: Cat's leg amputated after being shot

Police are appealing for information after a cat was shot in what looks to be an unprovoked attack.

Six-year-old 'Baby' was shot with an air gun pellet close to his home in Eastriggs last Tuesday.

The injury was so bad the vet had to amputate his leg.

Matthew Taylor's report contains images after Baby's leg was amputated.

Police investigate shooting of cat

'Baby' the cat was shot in the leg Credit: Jackie Cordley

A cat has had its leg amputated after being shot in Eastriggs.

Police Scotland are investigating the incident of cruelty that happened on the evening of Tuesday 18 August.

The cat is 6 year old Baby.

His owner Jackie realised he was missing on the Tuesday evening but when returned home around midnight he was visibly injured.

Baby was taken to the vets where shrapnel and parts of a bullet were found in his front left leg. Due to the injuries he had sustained it was necessary that his leg was amputated.

Baby is now back in the comfort of his home, but is still in a shocked state.

Baby the cat had to have his leg amputated Credit: Jackie Cordley

Jackie Cordley, the owner of the cat is shocked that this has happened.

I can't believe people can do this. Words can't describe what I think about them. Baby loved going outside but now he's really distressed. I don't know how he'll cope.

I hope whoever did this comes forward or someone who knows them will.

They should be ashamed of themselves

– Jackie Cordley, Baby's owner

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Cat shooting 'horrific case of cruelty'

Police Scotland. Credit: ITV Border

A cat has had its leg amputated after being shot in Eastriggs.

Police Scotland are investigating an incident of cruelty, after the incident on the evening of Tuesday 18 August.

The cat managed to return home to Auckland Walk in Eastriggs, and was later taken to the vet and the leg amputated.

This is a horrific case of cruelty to animals and the cat must have suffered terribly as it made its way home after being shot.

I am appealing to anyone in the Eastriggs area who can help in this investigation to contact me at Annan Police Office through the 101 number, or if they want to remain anonymous, through Crimestoppers on 0800 555 111."

– Constable Julie Rankin of Police Scotland
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