The number of cats being shot by air guns has almost doubled in the past two years despite new laws to tackle the problem, says the RSPCA.
Not guilty, I'm afraid: I've pestered and pestered, but Jen simply refuses to let me have an air-rifle.
… Sue Stafford, acting chief officer of the RSPCA, said it was bad enough for owners when their pets were hit by a car, and worse when they were deliberately harmed. "It can be very difficult for them and especially the children in the family to come to terms with," she said.
Simple solution to that one: don't have a cat, or don't let it out of doors. Everyone's happy then.