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Sicko’ blasted and injured cat

PUBLISHED: 17:31 22 July 2009 | UPDATED: 10:57 12 August 2010

THE OWNER of a cat shot at close range says the incident has ruined her life and that she wants to move from her home of 25 years.

THE OWNER of a cat shot at close range says the incident has ruined her life and that she wants to move from her home of 25 years.

Care manager Linda Vaughan, 59, says the person who attacked her four-year-old black and white cat Patch is "sick" and has left her a "nervous wreck".

A bullet ripped through Patch's spleen and both kidneys in the shocking incident which happened at around 7pm in Orpington last Wednesday.

He has undergone major surgery and is back at home but vets are not sure he will survive.

Mrs Vaughan, of St Kilda Road, said: "I have been here for many years and have been happy, but now I am a nervous wreck. It has ruined my life, I don't want to live here if there is some b*****d shooting cats.

"My husband Ray was in the garden when he saw Patch crawl over the fence bleeding. He just about made it home. If we hadn't been here he would have died there and then. We don't know if he will survive."

RSPCA Inspector Andrew Kirby condemned the person who shot Patch and appealed for anyone with information to come forward.

Anyone with any information can contact the RSPCA in confidence on 03001234999.


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