March 19, 2014 8:48 am

SPCA officials investigate case of cat found shot 16 times in Oshawa

The Durham Humane Society is investigating a case in which a cat was found shot 16 times in Oshawa.

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OSHAWA, Ont. – Animal cruelty officials are investigating after they say a cat was shot 16 times with a pellet gun in Oshawa, east of Toronto.

The Durham Humane Society says the male cat – who has since been named Matty – was found with a badly broken leg on Friday near Thornton Road and Champlain Avenue.

Officials say X-rays revealed that on top of the break, the animal had also been shot repeatedly.

The humane society says Matty is currently stable and will soon undergo surgery.

Vets says the cat may lose his leg and the pellets may be left inside his body since removing them could cause more harm to the animal.

It’s not immediately clear if the cat is a stray or if he has a home but if he’s homeless, the humane society says he will be put up for adoption.

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