A PREGNANT cat was shot and killed with an air rifle in Caerphilly.
The RSPCA are appealing for information after the cat was found lying injured behind a garden shed by a householder in Windsor Place on May 10. RSCPCA inspectors were called and the cat was taken to a nearby vets.
The vet decided to put the cat to sleep as the lead pellet was embedded near to the animal’s spine.
Elaine Spence, RSPCA inspector, said: “This must’ve been a very distressing incident for the both the cat and her owner. It was a callous attack and there is no excuse for this kind of behaviour.
“We would like to remind people that intentionally killing or injuring an animal is an offence under the Animal Welfare Act and carries a maximum penalty of six months imprisonment and a £20,000 fine if found guilty."
She added: “We are keen to speak to anyone who may have information relating to this matter as soon as possible.”
Anyone with information about the incident is urged to contact the RSPCA inspector line on 0300 123 8018.