Cruelty left Western Australia’s cat without a leg after a rifle shot. According to RSPCA the incident happened near Leichardt Road in Broom.
The cat’s owner returned home at night and found their 18 months old cat Stella with a wound on her leg covered in dried blood.
Stella was rushed to the veterinary hospital where X-rays showed bullet fragments in her right front leg. The shot was likely to be made using a small calibre rifle. The injury was so severe that the leg had to be amputated. Stella is recovering from the surgery.
It’s another act of cruelty towards cats after a recent incident with a New Zealand Christchurch cat shaved with swastika left on his back.
RSPCA CEO David van Ooran says “Penalties for this kind of offence can range from a $2000 minimum fine up to a $50,000 fine and five years’ imprisonment under the Animal Welfare Act”.
Photo by: thewest.com.au, cat’s owner