Cat shot in head at point blank range in Huntingdonshire village

PUBLISHED: 16:39 13 August 2014 | UPDATED: 16:39 13 August 2014

The X-ray clearly shows the bullet embedded in Cuddle's head.

The X-ray clearly shows the bullet embedded in Cuddle's head.

Archant

A second cat has been shot in Perry a month after the first was targeted – and both victims belong to the same family.

Jeanine Swanepoel was horrified when her two-year-old tortoiseshell Puddle returned to her Blythe Green home screaming in pain last month. She required a three-and-a-half hour operation to pin her back leg together after a bullet shattered her femur.

But the nightmare recurred on Sunday (August 10), when black and white Cuddle, Puddle’s sister, was lucky to survive after having been shot in the head at about 10.30pm.

A distraught Ms Swanepoel said: “Cuddle was shot between the eyes at point blank range, the bullet a 22 calibre again. It hit her skull and ricocheted behind her left eye and blew it (her eye).”

At the time of The Hunts Post going to press, Cuddle was at Church House Veterinary Clinic in St Neots where she was to be stabilised before an operation was attempted.

Ms Swanepoel had offered a £500 reward for information leading to the conviction of whoever was responsible following the first shooting.

Police have been informed of the latest shooting and officers were due to visit yesterday (Tuesday).

More news stories

Police in St Neots are appealing for the public’s help to trace this woman.

10:45

Footfall in Huntingdon is at its highest level since recording started in 2013, according to data released by BID Huntingdon.

10:18

Criminal cases could be transferred to Huntingdon Law Courts if a proposal to close Cambridge Magistrates’ Court gets the go-ahead.

A 49-year-old man who raped a young girl he should have been looking after has been jailed.

Most read stories

Local business directory

Cambridgeshire's trusted business finder
HOT JOBS

Show Job Lists

Digital Edition

Image
Read the Hunts Post e-edition E-edition

Newsletter Sign Up

Sign up to receive our regular email newsletter