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Ferndown pet shop offers £1,000 reward after cat shot in the face

By DavidBol  |  Posted: April 10, 2013

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A Ferndown pet shop is offering a £1,000 reward after a cat was shot in the face with an air rifle

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A Ferndown pet shop owner is offering a £1,000 reward after a cat was shot in the face with an air rifle.

Earlier this week, This Is Dorset reported that Sandy - a one-year-old cat was attacked, leaving a bullet wound above his eye.

Pampurred Pets founder Steve Fowler is offering £1,000 for any information given to the police leading to a conviction.

"I was furious when I saw the news about a second attack on an animal in the region within just a few days" said Mr Fowler.

"I hope the reward will help the police and authorities to catch the sick individual who obviously has no thought for the sanctity of life.

"I know that our customers in the Dorset area will also be sickened by the incident."

Last month, two swans were attacked with a crossbow in Bournemouth, killing one of the birds.

Sandy is making a good recovery after being treated at an emergency vets.

RSPCA Inspector Graham Hammond said: "Since the owners reported this incident to the police and RSPCA, we have learned that there have been a number of similar incidents in the local area - so we are asking people to be vigilant.

"This cat appears to have been shot deliberately and could have been killed. Sandy has undoubtedly suffered and this has been very traumatic for his owner too."

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