Cambs animal sanctuary experts reveal cat was fired at and not run over as owners previously thought

Candy and her X-rays at Wood Green

Candy and her X-rays at Wood Green - Credit: Archant

A cat is in a critical condition after being shot twice.

Candy and her X-rays at Wood Green

Candy and her X-rays at Wood Green - Credit: Archant

She is now being cared for by the Cambridgeshire Wood Green Animal Shelter.

Candy and her X-rays at Wood Green

Candy and her X-rays at Wood Green - Credit: Archant

Candy was found collapsed and covered in blood in Eaton Socon on November 25 by her owners who feared she had been hit by a car or attacked by another animal.

Candy and her X-rays at Wood Green

Candy and her X-rays at Wood Green - Credit: Archant

Unable to pay for her treatment, they brought the six-month-old black cat to Wood Green’s Godmanchester Centre where X-rays revealed she has metal pellets lodged in her spine and abdomen.

Candy’s critical condition is being monitored by veterinary staff but it is not yet known whether she will make a recovery.


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The charity is now urging people in the Eaton Socon area with any information about the incident to come forward to the RSPCA.

Head of Animal Welfare Linda Cantle said: “It is extremely upsetting that this young cat has been shot in our local community. Brave Candy managed to make her way back to her front doorstep despite being barely able to walk, she must have been in considerable pain.

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“Candy is an extremely critical condition. Because of the position of the pellets we are doing all we can to keep her comfortable and monitoring her progress hourly.

“We would urge anyone with information to come forward and advise cat owners to be vigilant.”

Anyone with any information about this incident should call the RSPCA Inspector Information Line on 0300 123 8018.

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