A CAT who was a victim of a nasty air gun attack in Bromsgrove has been left in a critical condition unable to stand or walk.
A search has been launched to track down the owner of the one-eyed male black moggy who was found in the front garden of a property on Broad Street. It is believed the incident took place last Sunday (September 13).
The RSPCA were called and he was rushed to the local vets for emergency treatment.
Initially, it was believed the cat had been hit by a car but the vet’s x-ray revealed he had taken a bullet to the spine in what appeared to be a nasty air gun attack.
A further bullet was also found in the scruff of the cat’s neck, which meant he had been a victim of this type of attack before.
The cat is now on high pain relief and is in a critical condition.
Thea Kerrison, the RSPCA animal collection officer who came to the cat’s rescue, said: “Somebody out there is bound to be missing this lovely boy.
“He is critically injured and we just want to be able to help re-unite him with his owner as soon as possible.
“With an injury like this, time is truly of the essence and we are just desperately hoping someone out there will recognise him.”
Thea said they were also appealing to anyone who might know what had happened to the cat.
Anyone with any information should call the RSPCA on 0300 123 8018.