May 12, 2014 9:25 am

Police seek person they say shot and injured Toronto family’s cat

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TORONTO – Toronto police are asking for the public’s help in identifying whoever is responsible for shooting and seriously injuring a cat.

The incident happened last week when a family’s cat returned home after being missing for the day in the Brimley Road and St. Andrews Road area.

The family reported that the cat appeared to be in discomfort and that when it collapsed, it was brought to a veterinarian.

Police say the vet’s examination revealed the cat had been shot with what is believed to be a high-powered air rifle.

The cat suffered serious injuries and remains in an animal hospital where it is receiving further treatment.

Anyone with information is asked to contact Toronto police or Crime Stoppers.

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