11 Mar 2016

Spate of cat shootings in Ashburton

From Nine To Noon, 9:21 am on 11 March 2016

There has been a spate of cat shootings in Ashburton, and the affected cat owners say the matter is not being taken seriously by police. 

Nine to Noon has spoken with four Ashburton families who say their cats have been shot with a slug gun. They have also reported their cats being poisoned and deliberately injured. 

Two of the cats injuries were fatal, the others required thousands of dollars of surgery and treatment. 

The cat owners say they have all complained to the police and the SPCA, and believe they know who the culprit is, but say nothing has been done.

The latest incident happened just this week to a cat called Billy, who was shot with a pellet gun, and also suffered spinal injuries and will lose an eye. 

Billy the Ashburton cat who was shot with a pellet gun and suffered other injuries, including to his eye

Billy the Ashburton cat who was shot with a pellet gun and suffered other injuries, including to his eye Photo: supplied

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