Salford cat-lover’s ‘disgust’ as he finds beloved pet covered in blood – after being shot with ‘air gun’

A Salford cat lover spoke of his horror after one of his beloved Moggies was shot “with an air rifle”.

Stuart Green, 67, says he spotted his 13-month-old short-haired domestic cat Lottie covered in blood last Monday.

It was only after she was taken to the vets that Stuart was told that she had been attacked with an “air pistol” – and that a pellet had lodged in Lottie’s spleen.

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The “very, very stressful” ordeal left Stuart, who lives in Swinton, tough emotionally and financially – the vets’ bill is over £ 2,000.

An X-ray that shows how far the pellet is embedded in the cat

“I have five cats. We hadn’t seen one of them in a while and she has mental health problems, we think, ”Stuart told the Manchester Evening News.

“We went upstairs around 7pm on Monday (August 2nd) to look for her.

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“When I got to the top of the stairs, I saw our youngest cat covered in blood all over. I knew pretty much immediately that this was not the time to think, ‘let’s see how she is doing’. So we took her to an ambulance in Salford.

“The next day we learned from the vets that during the X-ray [came back] They found an air rifle pellet that had cut off the edge of her liver and lodged in her spleen. “

Fortunately, Lottie is slowly returning to her old manic self after surgery, said Stuart, a former soldier.

The pellet when vets extracted it

Even though Lottie looks like she’s making a full recovery, Stuart says the incident is still gnawing at him.

“It was a very, very stressful time, not just for the cat, but for us as well,” he said.

Lottie is slowly returning to her usual self

“None of our cats are insured, the bill for their treatment was £ 2,095.

“The vet was disgusted with what someone would do.

“What bothers me is that we may not be the only ones.”

After reporting the attack to the police, Stuart says he posted letters on lampposts in his home to warn other owners of what happened to little Lottie – to make them aware of the dangers to cats.

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