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Cat shot dead in North Yorkshire

An investigation has started after a cat was shot dead in North Yorkshire.

The cat was hit with pellets from a BB gun at least ten times on 11 October in Topcliffe. It follows a similar shooting of a cat in the previous month.

The cat in that case survived after a treatment from vets for a fractured leg.

These acts of barbarity at truly sickening. How anyone can inflict such injuries on innocent animals is beyond understanding. Those responsible such be utterly ashamed of themselves.

If you can identify those responsible to come forward and contact the police or Crimestoppers straight away.

– PC Duncan Pears, Thirsk Safer Neighbourhood Tea

Pet cat dies after being shot

A pet cat has died after being shot in Brough.

The owner of the animal reported her cat going missing and when it returned she took it to the vet as it looked unwell.

An x-ray showed it had been shot in the leg and had to be put to sleep. It is thought the injury may have been caused intentionally.

Cat found a long way from home

Lucy the cat Credit: Calendar

A woman is looking to reunited a cat with its owners after it was found in Harbrough, near Grimsby six years after it was reported missing in Wales.

Rona Renyard discovered the black cat on her way to fitness class and after taking it to the vets she learned from its microchip history that it had been reported missing in 2006.

She is now hoping the cat's owners will come forward.


One eyed cat nominated for award


A one-eyed rescue cat from Bradford whose sporting prowess has seen her become an unlikely film star is in the running for a national award.

Thirteen-year-old Midge shot to fame after appearing in a short film called "The Great Race" about her racing her owner, Martin Humphreys, to the shops which was shown at the Cannes Film Festival.

Now the tortoiseshell feline has been shortlisted in the Outstanding Rescue Cat category in next week's Cats Protection National Cat of the Year Awards.