August 12, 2019 5:11 pm
Updated: August 12, 2019 5:12 pm

Nanaimo cat shot 5 times with pellet gun, SPCA launches cruelty investigation

The BC SPCA has opened a cruelty investigation into the pellet gun shooting of a Nanaimo cat.

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The BC SPCA has launched an animal cruelty investigation after a Nanaimo cat was shot five times with a pellet gun.

The SPCA says when ‘Mystic’ was brought in for care, he was unable to bear weight on his left hind leg.

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X-rays showed that the cat had a shattered tibia and fibula, and pellets were also found in his abdomen, ventral lumbar region, front leg, ribs and near his spine.

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“He will need to have surgery to remove as many pellets as possible and may need monitoring of the pellets near his spine & ribs as it may be to risky for the vets to remove at this time,” said the SPCA in a media release.

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“With surgery and continued healing hopefully he will be relieved from his discomfort and be able to feel like a calm happy cat again.”

The SPCA estimates costs to bring Mystic back to health of about $1,674, and is soliciting donations to help.

He will be put up for adoption in about a month, once he recovers.

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