A CAT-owner has described her horror after being told by vets her tabby had been shot with an air rifle.
Jane Lommano, of Buxton Lane, Pentre Halkyn returned from work on Tuesday, March 4 to find her cat Roxy covered in blood.
After rushing the two-year-old to the vet, an X-ray revealed it had the pellet from a gun lodged in its side.
Jane, 37, said: “At first we thought she had been hit by a car, it was really serious.
“I was absolutely horrified when I found out what had happened. It was the last thing I would have thought.
“I thought she was going to die.”
Jane, who lives with husband Antonio, said the pellet hit a bone and became lodged.
She said: “There could have been internal bleeding or anything. I really didn’t sleep well that night, worrying.
“She has had a good life coming and going as they like but now I feel like I can’t let her out of the house.”
After surgery at Village Vets in Buckley, Roxy returned home and was reunited with her twin sister Ruby.
Jane said: “She has recovered well, but she has still got a bald patch and is stitched up. It’s horrible.
“She is an adventurous cat, and loves exploring – I just look at her and think, who could have shot her?”
She added that police have been very helpful, trying to find witnesses.
A spokesman for North Wales Police said the incident was reported on Wednesday, March 5.
Anyone with any information relating to the incident should contact North Wales Police on 101.