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article imageCat shot 27 times point-blank range and lives

By Chris V. Thangham     Mar 25, 2009 in Crime
After a trap was set, a two-year-old cat was shot 27 times with an air-rifle. The cat survived the horrific incident, but some pellets are still embedded in its body.
Animal welfare authorities in Australia are outraged by this incident. Possum, a two-year-old male domestic cat, was trapped in a cage and shot at point blank-range 27 times with an air-gun.
The attackers allegedly shoved the gun into the cat’s face and shot twice, which penetrated her tongue and the bullets lodged in the nasal cavity.
The cat’s owner Jodi Mulley pulled out five pellets herself, and doctors have removed seven more. The other pellets will be removed soon.
Greencross Veterinarians principal surgeon Max Fargher is treating Possum. In his 18 years of experience, Fargher told Cairns.com.au, an online news site, reports that he has never seen such a disturbing attack on an animal: "In general, this is the worst episode of animal cruelty I’ve ever seen."
RSPCA, a pet rescue and care agency said recently there have been a disturbing number of animal cruelty cases in the past 12 months. He told Cairns.com.au:
"We’ve had some instances in the last year where the level of violence has been taken to a new level...The extent of the violence of the crimes is getting more intense."
You can hear similar disturbing stories at pet shelters worldwide.
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