Nanaimo’s SPCA is asking for help with the costs of one cat’s surgery, after the feline was shot five times with a pellet gun.
After an x-ray Mystic the cat was found with pellets lodged in his lower abdomen, front right leg, near his spine and near his ribs.
He could not put weight on his left hind leg and the vet determined that the bones in his upper left hind leg had broken in to pieces.
The four-year-old cat will now need surgery to remove the pellets and repair his hind leg. Medical bills and expected to reach $1,674.
A cruelty investigation has also been launched in to the disturbing incident.
Those looking to help Mysic can visit the SPCA’s website or visit the branch at 154 Westwood Road.
“Mystic is a shy guy, who has been through a traumatic experience that has caused him a bit of anxiety,” says SPCA Nanaimo & District branch manager Leon Davis in a statement.
“With surgery and continued healing hopefully he will be relieved from his discomfort and be able to feel like a calm happy cat again.”