Cat Saved After Being Shot By Pellet

Photo courtesy Associated Humane Popcorn Park Shelter

  FORKED RIVER – The Associated Humane Society saved a cat who was being used for target practice.

  A female stray cat was brought to the AHS in Newark with a severe abdominal injury. After medical evaluation and x-rays, a foreign object was found under the infected wound on the left side of her abdomen. Surgery was immediately performed and it was revealed that the object was a pellet from a pellet gun.

  “This sweet and gentle young cat just can’t imagine what she did to deserve to be used for target practice by some heartless individual,” AHS wrote on their Facebook page. “She did nothing to deserve it, no animal ever does anything that warrants such abusive and cruel treatment from people however, cruelty is inflicted upon them, day in and day out. Luckily, this little cat survived, but we shudder to think of how many others that don’t.”

  AHS named her Pumpkin, and Pumpkin spent time after her surgery recovering at the AHS in Newark. She was later transferred to the AHS Popcorn Park Shelter in Lacey where she completely recovered from her surgery.

  Pumpkin is about a year old and will purr like crazy once you give her lots of love and attention. She is looking for a new forever home so if you are interested in adopting Pumpkin call 609-693-1900 or email and refer to File#46926.