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'I can’t understand how anyone could do this': Pet cat loses eye after being shot with a catapult

A pet cat has lost an eye after being shot with a catapult.

The owners of five year old Sox found him seriously injured near their home in Swindon on Wednesday 12 July.

Credit: RSPCA

They thought he'd been injured while fighting with another cat, but a vet found he'd been shot with a ball bearing, thought to have been fired by a catapult.

Owner Ron Schofield said he was upset and angry that his "beloved pet" had been targeted.

I can’t understand how anyone could do this and hope someone knows who is responsible and gets in touch to stop this happening to another animal.

He’s now recovering after his operation but we’re too petrified to let him back out.

– Ron Schofield, Sox's owner
Sox' owners found him in Lineacre Close, Grange Park, Swindon. Credit: Google Earth

The RSPCA is investigating.

“We are really keen to try and find out who is responsible and urge anyone who has any information about who did this to contact us in complete confidence on 0300 123 8018.”