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A cat owner has said that she is "utterly devastated" after her pet was shot in a village.

Mo Reynolds, a Barrowby resident, has warned other pet owners in the village to watch out for someone in the area shooting cats, after her furry friend was left with a severe infection after being shot.

Although she does not know exactly when the shooting took place, Mo said that it is likely to have happened near her home, which is close to the Reading Rooms in Church Street.

Mo Reynolds' cat was shot in Barrowby. (57424852)
Mo Reynolds' cat was shot in Barrowby. (57424852)

Mo noticed that her cat was not being her usual self on Thursday morning, but instead was "shaking and in pain".

Mo said: "Not knowing what was wrong I took her straight to the vets. She was in shock. The pain was being caused by a severe infection. The vet kept her in for testing.

"After taking three x-rays they found the bullet and the site of entry. It is lodged in her stomach muscles and is being treated with antibiotics and pain killers."

Mo's cat is now at home recovering, but she say that she is "not yet out of the woods with the infection", and confirmed that the bullet was still in her cat, as it may be too risky to remove it.

She continued: "My worry is that this person is still out there. Will they target her again? Will they shoot another animal or even a human being? When does it stop?

"I’m lucky I have pet insurance, what if it happens to someone who isn’t fortunate enough to have it? They don’t think of that. The bill so far is £432.

"I’m utterly devastated that this has happened. She’s a poor defenceless, much loved pet.

"Whoever did this needs to know it’s not acceptable."



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