Kitten has eye removed after being shot with pellet gun

Braintree and Witham Times: Terry Scott with cat Dillon Terry Scott with cat Dillon

A kitten needed emergency surgery to have his eye removed after it was shot with a pellet gun.

Owner Terry Scott rushed seven-month old pet Dillon to Millennium Veterinary Practice, in Millennium Way, Braintree, last Thursday.

But vets were forced to remove the eye after finding it was damaged beyond repair.

Vet Stefaan van Pouke said: “This has been a horrible act of violence and animal cruelty and we have urged Dillon’s owners to contact the police."

See today's Braintree and Witham Times for the full story

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4:39pm Fri 21 Feb 14

Bhudeeka says...

cats should be treated exactly the same way as dogs - chipped, licenced and kept out of everybody else's gardens - none of you would be happy with a dog roaming freely round your garden and I feel exactly the saem about cats
cats should be treated exactly the same way as dogs - chipped, licenced and kept out of everybody else's gardens - none of you would be happy with a dog roaming freely round your garden and I feel exactly the saem about cats Bhudeeka

9:55pm Fri 21 Feb 14

Beck 1 says...

Bhudeeka, I am not generally a fan of cats pooing in my garden, which i assume is your reason for your comments. I did become an owner of a kitten last year though, and i love him to bits. He is one of my family and i would be absolutely devastated if someone was so cruel as to hurt him. My cat is litter trained and comes home to poop, maybe other owners could do the same and we wouldn't feel so negative about their roaming. I'm afraid that cats do not take to being on a lead like a dog, i know, i tried. This act was vicious and is quite scarey to think about. I actually don't want to let my cat outside. I hope the thug responsible is found and dealt with. It could be a child next, that's making too much noise etc. You never know when someone's crossed the line of humanity what they're capable of.
Bhudeeka, I am not generally a fan of cats pooing in my garden, which i assume is your reason for your comments. I did become an owner of a kitten last year though, and i love him to bits. He is one of my family and i would be absolutely devastated if someone was so cruel as to hurt him. My cat is litter trained and comes home to poop, maybe other owners could do the same and we wouldn't feel so negative about their roaming. I'm afraid that cats do not take to being on a lead like a dog, i know, i tried. This act was vicious and is quite scarey to think about. I actually don't want to let my cat outside. I hope the thug responsible is found and dealt with. It could be a child next, that's making too much noise etc. You never know when someone's crossed the line of humanity what they're capable of. Beck 1

11:54pm Fri 21 Feb 14

OMPITA [Intl] says...

Bhudeeka wrote:
cats should be treated exactly the same way as dogs - chipped, licenced and kept out of everybody else's gardens - none of you would be happy with a dog roaming freely round your garden and I feel exactly the saem about cats
What are you talking about?

Dog licences in Britain were abandoned 27 years ago.
[quote][p][bold]Bhudeeka[/bold] wrote: cats should be treated exactly the same way as dogs - chipped, licenced and kept out of everybody else's gardens - none of you would be happy with a dog roaming freely round your garden and I feel exactly the saem about cats[/p][/quote]What are you talking about? Dog licences in Britain were abandoned 27 years ago. OMPITA [Intl]

12:12pm Mon 24 Feb 14

keith_l says...

OMPITA wrote:
Bhudeeka wrote:
cats should be treated exactly the same way as dogs - chipped, licenced and kept out of everybody else's gardens - none of you would be happy with a dog roaming freely round your garden and I feel exactly the saem about cats
What are you talking about?

Dog licences in Britain were abandoned 27 years ago.
And chipping is optional
[quote][p][bold]OMPITA [Intl][/bold] wrote: [quote][p][bold]Bhudeeka[/bold] wrote: cats should be treated exactly the same way as dogs - chipped, licenced and kept out of everybody else's gardens - none of you would be happy with a dog roaming freely round your garden and I feel exactly the saem about cats[/p][/quote]What are you talking about? Dog licences in Britain were abandoned 27 years ago.[/p][/quote]And chipping is optional keith_l

1:11pm Mon 24 Feb 14

OMPITA [Intl] says...

Of course 'chipping' is not the only option either.

They can be sautéed, boiled, mashed, parboiled and roasted, or even grilled with a little bit of butter and garlic. MEEEE OWWW!

Best you use a charcoal grill though – I’ve rather 'gone off' electric grilling after all the unkind things /@|_|@\ recently had to say about the UK Electricity Supply System. ‘Third Prong’ indeed – I can think of a novel way of giving him a ‘serious shock’ with a third prong that was probably not envisaged back in the days when our (more advanced by the way ) system was created.

Toodle Pip!
Of course 'chipping' is not the only option either. They can be sautéed, boiled, mashed, parboiled and roasted, or even grilled with a little bit of butter and garlic. MEEEE OWWW! Best you use a charcoal grill though – I’ve rather 'gone off' electric grilling after all the unkind things /@|_|@\ recently had to say about the UK Electricity Supply System. ‘Third Prong’ indeed – I can think of a novel way of giving him a ‘serious shock’ with a third prong that was probably not envisaged back in the days when our (more advanced by the way ) system was created. Toodle Pip! OMPITA [Intl]

9:46pm Mon 24 Feb 14

/@|_|@\ says...

LOL Well, now. Trolling for a rise will get you attention every time, OMPITA.

But a word to the wise (and I'm fairly sure I am preaching to the choir): be careful when sautéing, boiling, broiling, roasting or otherwise fooling around with a feckless ****. They can be vicious in retributive retaliation, spitting and making all sorts of other strange noises on occasion and can leave one with a nasty aftertaste to boot. I would avoid any consideration of a third prong when dealing with said wee beasties and try to ensure there's not been too much liquid imbibed aforehand. That can lead to serious dampening of one's passion, expanding what may already be a soggy moggy and, depending upon one's position on the whole thing, promote a deflating experience all round resulting in major shrinkage of the prong carrying the live current. Not a happy situation, I'm afraid and one that might not be rectified by simple stroking or gentle kisses afterwards.

You know what cats are like. Feckless.
LOL Well, now. Trolling for a rise will get you attention every time, OMPITA. But a word to the wise (and I'm fairly sure I am preaching to the choir): be careful when sautéing, boiling, broiling, roasting or otherwise fooling around with a feckless ****. They can be vicious in retributive retaliation, spitting and making all sorts of other strange noises on occasion and can leave one with a nasty aftertaste to boot. I would avoid any consideration of a third prong when dealing with said wee beasties and try to ensure there's not been too much liquid imbibed aforehand. That can lead to serious dampening of one's passion, expanding what may already be a soggy moggy and, depending upon one's position on the whole thing, promote a deflating experience all round resulting in major shrinkage of the prong carrying the live current. Not a happy situation, I'm afraid and one that might not be rectified by simple stroking or gentle kisses afterwards. You know what cats are like. Feckless. /@|_|@\

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