Owner ‘sad and angry’ after cat shot with air rifle in Chertsey put to sleep

April 15, 2018
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The owner of a cat who was shot with an air rifle has spoken of her sadness and anger after he had to be put down.

Sarah Bicknell and her family, of Marina Close in Chertsey, had thought their cat Boris was recovering after he was seriously injured with an air rifle in March this year.

Vets had been unable to remove a pellet lodged in his lung, and although he was discharged his owners were warned there was still a risk of infections and other complications.

These warnings came true after a large amount of fluid caused by an infection was found in his lungs. As a result, Boris was put to sleep on Friday (April 13).

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Surrey Police opened an investigation after Boris was shot on March 12.

He had been found bleeding by his owners, Sarah and Stuart Bicknell, and was taken to an emergency vet who found a pellet lodged in his lung.

Although the pellet wasn’t able to be removed, Boris recovered enough to be taken home.

Boris sadly had to be put down
(Image: Sarah Bicknell)

“We thought to he was getting better, he was back to his normal self, running around,” she said.

However, one day Mrs Bicknell noticed that Boris’s breathing was laboured and took him to see a vet, who had some bad news – an infection had caused a large amount of fluid to build up in his lungs.

X-ray shows pellet in Boris’ lung
(Image: Stuart Bicknell)

She was told there was a way to operate, but there was only a 50-50 chance he would survive and it would cost £8,000.

“It was kinder to put him to sleep than to put him through that,” said Mrs Bicknell. “He was just a lovely cat, he was very sociable and good with the kids.”

Mrs Bicknell says that although she is sad, she is also furious that someone could have done this to a cat.

“We are so sad and still angry how someone could do this. We can accept a car accident, those things happen. We can’t accept this,” she added.

Anyone who witnessed Boris being shot, or with any other information, should call Surrey Police on 101, quoting crime reference number PR/45180026780.

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Owner ‘sad and angry’ after cat shot with air rifle in Chertsey put to sleep

April 15, 2018
By

The owner of a cat who was shot with an air rifle has spoken of her sadness and anger after he had to be put down.

Sarah Bicknell and her family, of Marina Close in Chertsey, had thought their cat Boris was recovering after he was seriously injured with an air rifle in March this year.

Vets had been unable to remove a pellet lodged in his lung, and although he was discharged his owners were warned there was still a risk of infections and other complications.

These warnings came true after a large amount of fluid caused by an infection was found in his lungs. As a result, Boris was put to sleep on Friday (April 13).

Read More

More for Animal Lovers

Surrey Police opened an investigation after Boris was shot on March 12.

He had been found bleeding by his owners, Sarah and Stuart Bicknell, and was taken to an emergency vet who found a pellet lodged in his lung.

Although the pellet wasn’t able to be removed, Boris recovered enough to be taken home.

Boris sadly had to be put down
(Image: Sarah Bicknell)

“We thought to he was getting better, he was back to his normal self, running around,” she said.

However, one day Mrs Bicknell noticed that Boris’s breathing was laboured and took him to see a vet, who had some bad news – an infection had caused a large amount of fluid to build up in his lungs.

X-ray shows pellet in Boris’ lung
(Image: Stuart Bicknell)

She was told there was a way to operate, but there was only a 50-50 chance he would survive and it would cost £8,000.

“It was kinder to put him to sleep than to put him through that,” said Mrs Bicknell. “He was just a lovely cat, he was very sociable and good with the kids.”

Mrs Bicknell says that although she is sad, she is also furious that someone could have done this to a cat.

“We are so sad and still angry how someone could do this. We can accept a car accident, those things happen. We can’t accept this,” she added.

Anyone who witnessed Boris being shot, or with any other information, should call Surrey Police on 101, quoting crime reference number PR/45180026780.

Keep up to date with the latest news from around the county via the free Get Surrey app.

You can set up your app to see all the latest news and events from your area, plus receive push notifications for breaking news.

Available to download from the App Store or Google Play for Android .

Article source: https://www.getsurrey.co.uk/news/surrey-news/owner-sad-angry-after-cat-14534146


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