Cats shot

A LITTLEHAM woman, whose cats were shot at point blank range with a pellet gun, seriously injuring both, is urging people with information to contact the police. Pauline Heard, 47, of Nelson Drive, is fuming after her two cats, Fudge and Felix, were shot

A LITTLEHAM woman, whose cats were shot at point blank range with a pellet gun, seriously injuring both, is urging people with information to contact the police.Pauline Heard, 47, of Nelson Drive, is fuming after her two cats, Fudge and Felix, were shot at close range within two days of each other last week.Felix, a black and white male aged five, was shot in the leg - and despite two operations has trouble walking and will have to have metal pins inserted.While Fudge, a two-year-old ginger and white female, was shot in the top of the thigh - and now her tail is paralysed. The attack on Fudge happened last Thursday night, between 10pm and 11pm, near Village Close and The Green - while the attack on Felix happened, says Pauline, within two days of that attack.Now she faces a �600 vet's bill.She said: "Why would anybody do this? Why would anybody shoot an animal for enjoyment?"I am so angry. This isn't the first time this has happened - it has happened to other people's pets."And I've heard that the little... (person responsible)...has even been boasting about it."She said that Felix had been missing for two days before she found him and Fudge is now scared of people."She came in and she was whining and her tail was limp, and I knew something was wrong."I don't know if they can remove the pellets from Felix and Fudge was shot twice, in the belly and in the top of the leg."I just want to thank Martin Lowe, at the Corner House Vets, in Withycombe - he did a marvellous job."Littleham Police Community Support Officer Nikki Payne said: "This is not the first incident involving injury to cats in the area and both police and RSPCA are keen to discover the cause."If you have any information contact Nikki on: 08452 777444.Alternatively you can call Crimestoppers anonymously on 0800 555111.

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