A stray cat is recovering in Leeds after it is believed to have been shot with an air rifle.
Tom, a semi-feral cat from Collingham, near Wetherby, has been taken in by Leeds Cat Rescue (LCR).
They said in a Facebook post: “Shockingly Tom's shattered leg was a result of being shot by what we believe was a high velocity air rifle and amputation was the only cause of action for him.
“He's actually very lucky as a few inches higher and this would have been in his chest!”
The incident has been reported to the police.
Tom was being befriended over the last few months by a family in the area with a view to neutering and socialising him.
LCR added: “Hopefully after he's fully recovered we can find the beautiful boy his own home.”
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