On the morning of Monday, June 24 our cat returned from the direction of the field adjoining Rye Hill having been shot three times with an air rifle. He was shot in the head, and this fragmented and fractured his skull and was operated on yesterday.
The second shot was to his right shoulder and the third the most serious may have perforated his bowel. It is a criminal offence to shoot an animal and the matter has been reported to the police and is being dealt with. We have had exceptional attention from Cinque Ports Vets. in particular James and we are very grateful for that. Time will tell if Bertie survives, we hope so but please be aware if you live in the area.
Jen and David Tomkinson
Image Credits: J and D Tomkinson.