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Cat shot with air gun in Yarmouth

PUBLISHED: 16:15 19 January 2012

Sylvia Saxby's cat, Whisper, has been shot twice with an air gun and she still had the pellets


Picture: James Bass

Sylvia Saxby's cat, Whisper, has been shot twice with an air gun and she still had the pellets Picture: James Bass

Archant Norfolk Photographic © 2012

A WOMAN has spoken of her upset after her cat was shot twice with an air gun.

Sylvia Saxby, from Suffield Road, Great Yarmouth, was stroking her cat, Whisper, when she noticed a small lump on his belly.

She took him to the vets where he was x-rayed and two air gun pellets were discovered inside him.

Mrs Saxby said: “Six months ago, a cat was found shot in the head.

“I have lived here for six years and I always thought it was a cat friendly area - there are a lot of families with children around here.”

Black short-haired cat, Whisper, who is two and a half years old, had to be put under general anaesthetic to have the pellets removed.

He is now on a course of painkillers. Altogether, Whisper’s treatments have cost Mrs Saxby more than £400.

She added: “Whisper is friendly and he loves people coming into the house.

“I teach music lessons at home and he sits and waits for the children to come.

“I have had him since he was a kitten and he is very affectionate. I have always had cats and dogs.”

Mrs Saxby said she is worried about letting Whisper out during the day.

“I’m wondering if the evenings might be safer. I believe Whisper was shot at last Tuesday morning.

“It’s a shock that someone tried to shoot my cat. That’s what’s worse than having to pay £400.”

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