The RSPCA is appealing for information after a cat was fatally shot with an airgun in Northampton.
The owners of the nine-year-old cat named Adam, had noticed he seemed unwell when he arrived home last month.
They took him to a local vet where he had treatment and an x-ray revealed he had a pellet lodged in his body.
Adam continued to deteriorate and suffered a heart attack during surgery and never recovered.
His owners have since handed out 100 leaflets in the surrounding area to try and raise awareness of what happened to Adam and warn other pet owners.
- Anyone with information with what happened to Adam is urged to contact the RSPCA inspectorate Appeal Line in confidence on 0300 1238018.