A woman whose four-year-old cat was shot said she is afraid her beloved pet will not come home again in fear of being targeted.
Tilly returned to her home in Wimblington at around 8pm on September 12 with one eye shut and left disorientated.
“When I got closer to her, I saw her eye was bleeding; I tried to wipe it with tissue but she wouldn’t let me near it,” Chrissie Lee, Tilly’s owner, said.
“Upon closer inspection I decided she needed to see a vet, so I called Amical in March where she’s registered and got their emergency service vets in Huntingdon.”
After staying overnight at the Cromwell vets, Tilly was then assessed at Amical on Monday, where her eye was removed.
Vets told Chrissie that Tilly had been shot after X-rays found an air rifle pellet in her eye socket.
“She had her operation and that’s when they found the air rifle pellet in her socket. She will hopefully be coming home today,” she said.
“She will be susceptible to infection as lead is poisonous and enters the blood stream quickly in animals.
“Tilly doesn’t normally wander…