Destroyed family gives urgent warning to pet owners as they lay down their cat named Black Beard after being shot in the face with an air rifle
- Tania Jones found her cat Black Beard with holes in his face, ears and nose
- She said the injuries were so bad that one eye & # 39; was hanging on his bowl & # 39;
- Mrs. Jones and her family remained destroyed after euthanizing their cat
- She has warned other owners to watch out for the safety of their beloved pets
A distraught family forced to euthanize their cat after being shot several times with an air rifle has warned owners to keep a close eye on their pets.
Owner Tania Jones found her cat Black Beard – with holes in his face, ears and nose on Flagstaff Hill in the southern suburbs of Adelaide on October 21.
She said her six-year-old cat's injuries were so bad that one eye & # 39; was hanging on his bowl & # 39; and that there were a few gun pellets in his skull.
& # 39; I'm actually shocked. Really shocked. It is heartbreaking, & Mrs. Jones said 7News.
& # 39; I think it was a deliberate target that they really wanted to put it in. & # 39;
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Black Beard (photo) – also known as BB – was found with holes in his face, ears and nose after being shot multiple times with an air rifle
Mrs. Jones said that BB was missing for about a week.
When he returned with facial injuries, she thought he had a fight with another cat.
According to police reports, Mrs. Jones brought BB to the vet, who confirmed that the cat had been shot several times with an air rifle.
She has warned other pet owners to pay attention to their pets to prevent the situation from reoccurring.
& # 39; I just want to make the community aware that someone has done a really cruel act so that it doesn't happen to anyone else & # 39 ;, she said The messenger.
Mrs. Jones said the police started an investigation by knocking on houses in her street.
South Australia police told Daily Mail Australia that no one has been arrested or charged at this stage and that the investigation is still ongoing.
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