A disturbing case of animal cruelty out of Bristol where investigators said someone shot a cat.
Forget nine lives, Buddy the cat is lucky to still have one.
“There's a pin holding the bones together now. And inside as well there's wire type stabilizer,” Lisa Karwowski, of Fur-Gotten Tails Animal Rescue in Plainville, said about Buddy.
The cat’s Bristol owner said Buddy came home recently with a limp and he couldn’t afford to pay the medical bills.
“I assumed hit by a car or wildlife, that's the most common thing happening outside. But there was no visible bite marks or blood,” Karwowski said.
When the veterinarian did an X-ray on Buddy’s shoulder, she made a disturbing discovery.
Buddy had been shot right near his right front shoulder.
“It's the humerus bone. The bullet basically shattered, it snapped,” Karwowski said.
The veterinarian performed surgery on Monday right away.
“It was great success, she said she had no problem,” Karwowski said.
Buddy is already on the road to recovery and he will make a great pet in the near future.
Karwowski said she is thrilled Buddy is getting a second chance, but she is still angry that someone could treat a cat so cruelly.
Karwowski said Bristol’s animal control and police are investigating the incident, but right now she is focusing her energies on pampering Buddy.
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