To you a cat like Billy is a beautiful animal. But to the person who coldly pulled the trigger, Billy was nothing but a target.
|Poor Billy has been left blind in one eye|
Two pellets were removed from Billy’s neck but the rest, particularly the four lodged in his head, were just too deep. The Veterinary Officer said it was a “miracle” Billy had survived at all. Billy has been left totally blind in one eye and may only be able to see shadows with the other.
On average nearly four cats a week are being shot with an air gun in the UK.
Chaos was a victim of an air gun too. She was shot between her eyes in September 2016 in Neath, South Wales. The pellet miraculously missed her brain and lodged in the muscle between her spine and gullet, where it remains.
|Chaos's X-ray reveals an air gun pellet|
She was fitted with a feeding tube which has now been removed and she is able to eat and drink again. She has only been outside once since her recovery and was frightened by the lights outside the house which tends to support the vet’s theory that a light was shone in her face to temporarily blind her before being shot.
|Chaos after the shooting|
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