Cat shot with air gun

OWNERS of a cat say they are disgusted at the shooting of their pet cat – the latest in a series of attacks on animals in Suffolk with air guns.Marki the three-year-old black and white cat was shot with an airgun, with the pellet going straight into his chest.

OWNERS of a cat say they are disgusted at the shooting of their pet – the latest in a series of attacks on animals in Suffolk with air guns.

Marki the three-year-old black and white cat was shot with an airgun, with the pellet going straight into his chest.

His owners, James and Louise Whatling, both nurses from Wyverstone near Stowmarket, said the shooting could have killed Marki.

Mr Whatling said: "It's absolutely disgusting, he is a defenceless little creature minding his own business when someone shoots him.


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"We have had no problems before, this is a very quiet and relaxed little village.''

Marki was treated by a vet before being able to return home, after being shot sometime between 4.30pm and 9.30pm on Monday.

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Pc Hannah Bushnell, of Elmswell Police Station, said: "This is the third incident involving air weapons and pets recently. Attacks like this are particularly sickening and will not be tolerated.''

If you have any information about the latest air gun shooting, please contact Pc Bushnell on 01473 613500.

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