Open letter to cat shooter: 'You obviously aimed to kill'

PUBLISHED: 02:01 06 August 2008 | UPDATED: 22:09 15 June 2010

To the person who shot my cat on the night of July 24 You obviously aimed to kill her although you're not a very good shot. The pellet entered her cheek, just below her left eye. It travelled from there, down her neck before lodging in her shoulder.

To the person who shot my cat on the night of July 24 - You obviously aimed to kill her although you're not a very good shot. The pellet entered her cheek, just below her left eye. It travelled from there, down her neck before lodging in her shoulder. It has fractured her jaw in three places, damaged the soft palate, blew out part of her jaw with the tooth still attached and left her blind in her left eye. She has stitches in her shoulder and neck. The vet couldn't close the entry hole in her cheek as it was so big. She is now housebound for a week, is having difficulty eating and is being force-fed pain killers and antibiotics. I'd like you to come and see the damage for yourself. Would it make you feel any remorse for the pain you have put my pet through? Would it still be 'sport' in your eyes? Mind you, it's probably better I don't know who you are, for I would like you to suffer the pain she is going through. Apart from the fact that this has now cost me almost £300 in vet's bills, let alone seeing my cat suffer daily, I cannot understand the mentality of someone who would do such a thing. Hopefully, I will never find out who is responsible for shooting my cat, mind you, I don't think there's much chance of that happening anyway. Having reported this to the police last Monday, I am still waiting for a visit from the community policeman, so thanks also to them for making me feel that the fact that some idiot is wandering around this area with a gun taking pot-shots at people's domestic pets is acceptable and for filling me with confidence that law-abiding, hard-working, tax paying people have the backing of the police when it comes to matters such as this. If on reading this you think you may know who was responsible, I would be very grateful for any information you may have. This can be passed on to me via the Midweek Herald. A Thomas Feniton

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