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Pet cat fighting for its life after being shot

William Walker

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A pet cat is fighting for its life after being shot by an unidentified assailant in what police officers describe as a “sickening act of animal cruelty”.
The one-year old cat, named Jack, was shot in the neck with an air rifle on Thursday sometime between 11am and 9pm.
The cat, who was shot while outside in Byles Green, Upper Bucklebury, is being treated at an emergency veterinary hospital and it is not known whether or not he will survive.
PC Mark Grave said: “An innocent animal has been shot and is now fighting for its life. His owner is extremely distressed and upset after this sickening act of animal cruelty.”
“I would like to speak to anyone who saw someone with an air rifle in the area on Thursday.”
Police are appealing for witnesses to contact PC Mark Grave of Newbury police station on 101 or anonymously to crimestoppers at 0800 555 111.

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