Cat ‘shot in the leg’ will soon be looking for forever home

Leeds Cat Rescue believe Tom was shot with an air rifle.
Leeds Cat Rescue believe Tom was shot with an air rifle.
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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).

An x-ray of Tom's leg before it was amputated.

An x-ray of Tom's leg before it was amputated.

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.”

Leeds Cat Rescue’s contact details are:

leedscatrescue@gmail.com

07521 914398

leedscatrescue.btck.co.uk