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Melbourne Pet Owners Warned To Be Alert After Cat Is SHOT

A vet has warned pet owners to be alert after a cat was shot in the leg in Melbourne’s inner west.

The cat had to have its leg amputated following the act of cruelty in Altona North last Thursday.

Other cats have been targeted in the area, according tot he Herald Sun.

Dr Kate Lloyd, principal vet at Pet Stock told the newspaper ‘’It is devastating and makes me feel sick.

Police, however, have not heard of any other attacks, contrary to social media reports.

“It’s very disturbing seeing the kind of damage somebody has inflicted on this cat,” Dr Lloyd said.

“It is completely against my beliefs and what I have stood for during my whole career.

“The whole thing is horrific and very upsetting ... that somebody would do this on purpose.

“Thankfully it is not something we see very often.

“The injury is so extensive an amputation will be needed.”

If anyone has information they should call crime stoppers on 1800 333 000.

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