Owner of cat shot dead speaks out over agony.
A Brough lady has been left distraught after her beloved pet cat was shot and tragically killed.
Karen Jones of Calder Square, contacted the police this week, after her 11-year-old cat Skinny, suffered fatal injuries after being shot whilst out and about in the village late last week.
Karen, who has had Skinny since he was eight-weeks-old, said: "Skinny disappeared for about two days and I knew something was wrong. He came back home on Sunday (September 9) and was laying on the chair in the garden asleep, which he normally did after being out all night.
"When I called him back in, I noticed he was limping, and I thought I'd let him rest and then see how he was.
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"The next day he didn't want to walk, so I took him to the vets as I thought he had a broken leg."
An x-ray was carried out by the vets at Kingston Vetinary Group, where it was discovered that not only had Skinny badly fractured his leg, but the bullet from the shot gun had shattered and devastatingly he had to be put down on Tuesday, September 11.
Karen said: "I have decided to speak to the press because not only do I want to warn other pet owners about what has happened, but I also want shot gun owners to know what has happened.
"I want the person responsible to take notice of the hurt and upset they have caused me."
Karen added: "Skinny didn't look like a rabbit, whoever did this knew that they had shot a cat.
"It is so cruel, I don't have any children, I have another cat who won't even eat because of what has happened.
"I am absolutely distraught, I can't believe anyone would shoot a cat."
In response to Karen's concerns, police are appealing for anyone who may know anything in relation to Skinny's injuries to contact them on the non emergency number 101 quoting log number 498 of 11 September 2012.
Alternatively incidents of animal cruelty can be reported to the RSPCA.