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A pet owner has released an image of her cat after he was shot in the head.
Leigh Robinson hopes the graphic image of two-year-old Mr Pickles, known as Pickle, will lead to the person responsible being brought to justice.
Leigh, who lives off Fosse Road in Leicester, said she was heartbroken when she first saw her injured pet.
The 38-year-old support co-ordinator at a Leicester hostel, said:
Leigh, who lives with her 38-year-old husband Jim, and six-year-old daughter Evlyn, said the vet hopes Pickle will survive.
Leigh said that her daughter Evlyn was unable to look at Pickle due to his horrific injuries.
Leigh said she realised Pickle had be shot after finding him sitting motionless in the garden after being out all night on Sunday night.