A girl from Canberra has posted a warning on Fb after her beloved pet cat was shot, leading to hundreds of {dollars} value of vet payments and an amputated leg.

Final Friday night Maddi Holz and her husband discovered their three-year-old cat Richmond hiding by the aspect of her home in Lanyon, coated in blood.

“When my husband picked him up he was limp,” Ms Holz informed Yahoo Information Australia.

Richamond was discovered coated in blood (proper) on the vet, an X-ray confirmed shrapnel nonetheless inside within the cat (left) Supply: Equipped

When Ms Holz rushed Richmond to the vet they couldn’t consider it once they had been informed he had been shot.

“He was shot in his entrance left leg, shattering his elbow and damaging a serious vessel,” Ms Holz stated.

”I’m fortunate I discovered him earlier than he bled out”.

Richmond has since had his leg amputated and a few shrapnel nonetheless stays, which the vet expects will should be eliminated at a later date.

“He is not fairly himself, however he positively appears comfortable and relaxed to be house,” Ms Holz stated.

The couple have up to now spent $2500 on Richmond’s vet payments and are nonetheless not sure if they are going to let him exterior once more after he heals.

Richmond the cat from Canberra

Richmond the cat has been left with an amputated leg after he was shot. Supply: Equipped

“I make this publish to warn the house owners of animals round this space, I’d hate for this to occur to your fur-babies,” Ms Holz wrote on a Canberra Fb group.

“I additionally make this publish to name out to anybody who could have heard one thing or doubtlessly is aware of of something. My cat is not simply an animal, he’s aside of my household and is extraordinarily cherished. The police have been knowledgeable and will probably be supplied with the shrapnel from his leg. Please assume earlier than you injure somebody’s pet,” she continued.

Ms Holz stated she has been overwhelmed with folks providing to assist pay for Richmond’s vet payments and as a substitute has requested for donations to Pet Medical Disaster that gives help to pensioners and deprived pet house owners.

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