Shot cat is hit in the spine

PUBLISHED: 13:07 20 February 2008 | UPDATED: 21:35 26 October 2009

Graham Payne with his cat Jack

Graham Payne with his cat Jack

A LUCKY cat had to use up one of his nine lives after being shot three times by a pellet gun. Jack the cat had to have two of the pellets surgically removed at The Oak Veterinary Practice in Potters Bar High Street. Owner Graham Payne hoped the cause was

A LUCKY cat had to use up one of his nine lives after being shot three times by a pellet gun.

Jack the cat had to have two of the pellets surgically removed at The Oak Veterinary Practice in Potters Bar High Street.

Owner Graham Payne hoped the cause was just an accident, rather than his pet being the victim of sick trigger-happy yobs.

The Kimptons Mead resident said: "It is disgraceful that this sort of thing can happen, and I am really fuming that it has."

Graham said he only realised his cat had been shot when he stroked his back and felt a hard object. He took Jack straight to the vets.

"I hope it is just an accident, because it wouldn't be nice to think someone had done this on purpose."

One of the shots hit four-and-a-half-year-old Jack in the spine, but luckily, after his visit to the vet, he is now recovering at home.

Mr Payne added: "Jack is feeling a bit sorry for himself at the moment because we won't let him out.

"I know things like this can happen nationally but residents should know that this sort of thing is happening locally as well.

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