Family kitten shot for second time

November 10, 2010 6:34:25 PM PST
Christine Styer is worried and angry. Peanut, her family cat, is once again a gunshot victim.

Last week, the 5-year-old was shot with some sort of pellet gun, shattering 11 bones in her upper right leg.

After surviving the complicated surgery, Peanut will be confined to her cage wearing an elaborate stabilizing brace for 16 weeks.

The veterinary costs stand at $2,400.

It happened one night last week. They searched the yard and found her cowering under the deck critically wounded.

Peanut survived pellet or bb gun wounds to her left side 18 months ago.

She was in a cast for 6 months; there have been no arrests.

Since this latest attack on Peanut, there has been yet another cat shooting in West Goshen, but several miles away from Peanut's neighborhood, but police smell the same rat.

"You got a small domesticated animal, you got nighttime...the incidents have a lot [of similarity]," West Goshen Police Chief Michael Carroll said.

Police say it is possible that both cats were shot with the same weapon by the same person or persons. They have increased patrols hoping to catch whoever is responsible.

If you have information that can help them, call West Goshen Police.


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