Police are appealing for information and a £1,000 reward is on offer after a cat was shot in Nottinghamshire.
One-year-old cat Monty returned home with a severe leg injury.
It was after being taken to a local vet that a pellet was found in his leg.
It was then removed, but Monty's leg had to be amputated as a result of the damage.
He is said to be recovering, and getting used to using three legs.
It's thought that Monty was around the Oak Rise and Lansbury Road area of Bilsthorpe, Nottinghamshire when he was injured on Wednesday, 29 January 2020.
Police are appealing for anyone who has any information to get in touch.
Vets Dixon and Young is also offering a £1,000 reward for anyone with information which could lead to a prosecution.
"This is an absolutely horrific thing to have happened, for both the owners and little Monty, who is only one-year-old."