PICTURED: Cat shooting most 'horrific' case Welling vet has seen in 30-year career

This Is Local London: This horrific X-ray of five-year-old Missy show how the bullet exploded on impact and left her "full of shrapnel'" This horrific X-ray of five-year-old Missy show how the bullet exploded on impact and left her "full of shrapnel'"

 A VET has said the shrapnel wounds sustained by a cat shot in Bexley are the most "horrific" she has seen in 30 years.

Terri Brooke, the owner of five-year-old tabby Missy, is trying to track down the gunman who has now shot three of her pets in the last 18 months.

Missy remains at Park View Veterinary Group in Park View Road, Welling, after enduring a four-hour operation yesterday (FEB 17).

It is still unclear whether she will lose her leg because her injuries are so severe.

The bullet, which was not an ordinary pellet, exploded on impact when it hit her chest and travelled through her muscles shattering her leg bone.

Fragments of metal are clearly visible in the X-ray.

One of Ms Brooke's other cats, Dickie, (pictured below) also lost a limb following a shooting in 2012.

 

This Is Local London: Cat shooting most 'horrific' case Welling vet has seen in 30-year career

'She is full of shrapnel'

Veterinary partner Mary Cox, who treated Missy, said:  "This is the most horrific case I’ve come across in the 30 years I’ve been qualified.

"The bullet entered her chest cavity and travelled through muscle into the leg.

"The force of the impact caused the metal to explode.

"Normally - with a pellet gun - the bullet kind of ‘mushrooms’ inside the body but this bullet has completely shattered her arm bone. She is full of shrapnel.

"We are getting more and more cases like these."

'I will not rest until I have found who did this'

Ms Brooke, of Penn Lane, Bexley, said: "For this to happen once, it could have been an accident.

"But for it to happen three times is disgusting. I am absolutely appalled.

"It happened to my cat, Dickie, around 18 months ago and he lost his leg.

"Then his brother, Rizz, (pictured below) suffered wounds to his shoulder last Wednesday which we originally thought were bite wounds and on Friday, Missy came in with similar injuries.

"I will not rest until I have found who did this. I will hire a private detective if I need to."

This Is Local London: Cat shooting most 'horrific' case Welling vet has seen in 30-year career

The 54-year-old, who runs her own beauty college in Eltham, added: "I put leaflets through more than 100 doors asking for information and lots of people I spoke to said they had heard of this happening to cats in the area."

Ms Brooke is devastated at how the trauma has affected her pets.

She said: "When they came in, they were shaking and terrified. It was so sad.

"They are all rescue cats so they’ve had a hard time anyway."

"Dickie - who lost his leg - is really nervous about going out now - he used to love it but now he’s afraid."

This Is Local London: Cat shooting most 'horrific' case Welling vet has seen in 30-year career

HISTORY OF INCIDENTS

- Black-and-white cat Dickie had a leg amputated after being shot in the leg 18 months ago.

- On Wednesday (FEB 12) his brother Rizz, four, suffered a bullet wound injury to his shoulder.

- On Friday morning (FEB 14) tabby cat Missy, five, came in with similar injuries.

- Vets operated on her leg yesterday (FEB 17). She may lose a leg.

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5:02pm Tue 18 Feb 14

white rabbit9 says...

In this case, an 'eye for an eye' will suffice.
In this case, an 'eye for an eye' will suffice. white rabbit9

8:45pm Tue 18 Feb 14

JoeBlobbs says...

white rabbit9 wrote:
In this case, an 'eye for an eye' will suffice.
Am surprised you aren't suggesting this crime was commited by one of the Rothschild's from a grassy knoll on Bexleyheath Golf Course.

And what happened to "an eye for an eye makes everyone blind" as per one of your other posts? How do you grade the severity of the crime for punishment in WhiteRabbit World, am most intrigued. .
[quote][p][bold]white rabbit9[/bold] wrote: In this case, an 'eye for an eye' will suffice.[/p][/quote]Am surprised you aren't suggesting this crime was commited by one of the Rothschild's from a grassy knoll on Bexleyheath Golf Course. And what happened to "an eye for an eye makes everyone blind" as per one of your other posts? How do you grade the severity of the crime for punishment in WhiteRabbit World, am most intrigued. . JoeBlobbs

8:54pm Tue 18 Feb 14

Gypo.Joe says...

JoeBlobbs wrote:
white rabbit9 wrote:
In this case, an 'eye for an eye' will suffice.
Am surprised you aren't suggesting this crime was commited by one of the Rothschild's from a grassy knoll on Bexleyheath Golf Course.

And what happened to "an eye for an eye makes everyone blind" as per one of your other posts? How do you grade the severity of the crime for punishment in WhiteRabbit World, am most intrigued. .
Confiscate ( fine ) their IOUs. That's WR9s answer.
[quote][p][bold]JoeBlobbs[/bold] wrote: [quote][p][bold]white rabbit9[/bold] wrote: In this case, an 'eye for an eye' will suffice.[/p][/quote]Am surprised you aren't suggesting this crime was commited by one of the Rothschild's from a grassy knoll on Bexleyheath Golf Course. And what happened to "an eye for an eye makes everyone blind" as per one of your other posts? How do you grade the severity of the crime for punishment in WhiteRabbit World, am most intrigued. .[/p][/quote]Confiscate ( fine ) their IOUs. That's WR9s answer. Gypo.Joe

10:09pm Tue 18 Feb 14

white rabbit9 says...

Sometimes, anger take's you to the dark side, human beings have been dumbed down via,

1, Education
2, flouride in drinking water
3, GMO's (genetically modified food) biggest cancer causing in humans.
4, tv, radio, media in general

1 thing I hate is these idiots, ok not there fault and don't deserve to be beaten to a pulp, sometimes you can't help but see red.

(Just on a side note, didn't someone say they don't read my post's?)

Well, you have to let the owner who the cat is registered to take the idiots to court to be prosecuted. The cat if not owned by anyone then can the idiots be prosecuted? Like I say once people find out what the Rothschilds and bill gates are doing to there children then it will be a free for all to lynch the little evil sods.
Sometimes, anger take's you to the dark side, human beings have been dumbed down via, 1, Education 2, flouride in drinking water 3, GMO's (genetically modified food) biggest cancer causing in humans. 4, tv, radio, media in general 1 thing I hate is these idiots, ok not there fault and don't deserve to be beaten to a pulp, sometimes you can't help but see red. (Just on a side note, didn't someone say they don't read my post's?) Well, you have to let the owner who the cat is registered to take the idiots to court to be prosecuted. The cat if not owned by anyone then can the idiots be prosecuted? Like I say once people find out what the Rothschilds and bill gates are doing to there children then it will be a free for all to lynch the little evil sods. white rabbit9

10:17pm Tue 18 Feb 14

JoeBlobbs says...

white rabbit9 wrote:
Sometimes, anger take's you to the dark side, human beings have been dumbed down via,

1, Education
2, flouride in drinking water
3, GMO's (genetically modified food) biggest cancer causing in humans.
4, tv, radio, media in general

1 thing I hate is these idiots, ok not there fault and don't deserve to be beaten to a pulp, sometimes you can't help but see red.

(Just on a side note, didn't someone say they don't read my post's?)

Well, you have to let the owner who the cat is registered to take the idiots to court to be prosecuted. The cat if not owned by anyone then can the idiots be prosecuted? Like I say once people find out what the Rothschilds and bill gates are doing to there children then it will be a free for all to lynch the little evil sods.
Havent a clue what the Rothschilds are doing to my kids, please enlighten me.

As for Bill Gates, other than providing them with the technology on which they use for educational and recreational purposes thus helping expand their knowledge and be part of social groups I cant see what dark and devious intent he has with them,
[quote][p][bold]white rabbit9[/bold] wrote: Sometimes, anger take's you to the dark side, human beings have been dumbed down via, 1, Education 2, flouride in drinking water 3, GMO's (genetically modified food) biggest cancer causing in humans. 4, tv, radio, media in general 1 thing I hate is these idiots, ok not there fault and don't deserve to be beaten to a pulp, sometimes you can't help but see red. (Just on a side note, didn't someone say they don't read my post's?) Well, you have to let the owner who the cat is registered to take the idiots to court to be prosecuted. The cat if not owned by anyone then can the idiots be prosecuted? Like I say once people find out what the Rothschilds and bill gates are doing to there children then it will be a free for all to lynch the little evil sods.[/p][/quote]Havent a clue what the Rothschilds are doing to my kids, please enlighten me. As for Bill Gates, other than providing them with the technology on which they use for educational and recreational purposes thus helping expand their knowledge and be part of social groups I cant see what dark and devious intent he has with them, JoeBlobbs

7:32am Wed 19 Feb 14

Citygirl83 says...

Ah I really hope Missy makes a full recovery, the staff at Park View are absolutely brilliant.
also hope they find our who keeps tormenting these poor animals, its no wonder my cat is keep in at all times, I'd be a nervous wreck.
Ah I really hope Missy makes a full recovery, the staff at Park View are absolutely brilliant. also hope they find our who keeps tormenting these poor animals, its no wonder my cat is keep in at all times, I'd be a nervous wreck. Citygirl83

9:04am Wed 19 Feb 14

mick_a says...

While I don't condone the horrific injuries these animals have suffered I can fully understand why a person could be driven to take this drastic action. I have three dogs and if I let them out to run free, dig up, do their toilet and rip open bin bags in other peoples gardens I would have a queue of irate neighbours at my front door, so why do cat owners think it is acceptable to allow their cats to do this. Simple solution, train your cat(s) to use a litter tray and keep them in.
While I don't condone the horrific injuries these animals have suffered I can fully understand why a person could be driven to take this drastic action. I have three dogs and if I let them out to run free, dig up, do their toilet and rip open bin bags in other peoples gardens I would have a queue of irate neighbours at my front door, so why do cat owners think it is acceptable to allow their cats to do this. Simple solution, train your cat(s) to use a litter tray and keep them in. mick_a

9:41am Wed 19 Feb 14

white rabbit9 says...

Simple solution, train your cat(s) to use a litter tray and keep them in.

You can train a cat?
Simple solution, train your cat(s) to use a litter tray and keep them in. You can train a cat? white rabbit9

9:52am Wed 19 Feb 14

mick_a says...

white rabbit9 wrote:
Simple solution, train your cat(s) to use a litter tray and keep them in.

You can train a cat?
Yes, ask the millions of people whose cats use litter trays.
[quote][p][bold]white rabbit9[/bold] wrote: Simple solution, train your cat(s) to use a litter tray and keep them in. You can train a cat?[/p][/quote]Yes, ask the millions of people whose cats use litter trays. mick_a

10:01am Wed 19 Feb 14

white rabbit9 says...

Yes, ask the millions of people whose cats use litter trays.
--------
And i'll ask the other million who can't train their cat's.
Yes, ask the millions of people whose cats use litter trays. -------- And i'll ask the other million who can't train their cat's. white rabbit9

10:13am Wed 19 Feb 14

Citygirl83 says...

mick_a wrote:
While I don't condone the horrific injuries these animals have suffered I can fully understand why a person could be driven to take this drastic action. I have three dogs and if I let them out to run free, dig up, do their toilet and rip open bin bags in other peoples gardens I would have a queue of irate neighbours at my front door, so why do cat owners think it is acceptable to allow their cats to do this. Simple solution, train your cat(s) to use a litter tray and keep them in.
I don't think you are going to convince many people I'm afraid.
[quote][p][bold]mick_a[/bold] wrote: While I don't condone the horrific injuries these animals have suffered I can fully understand why a person could be driven to take this drastic action. I have three dogs and if I let them out to run free, dig up, do their toilet and rip open bin bags in other peoples gardens I would have a queue of irate neighbours at my front door, so why do cat owners think it is acceptable to allow their cats to do this. Simple solution, train your cat(s) to use a litter tray and keep them in.[/p][/quote]I don't think you are going to convince many people I'm afraid. Citygirl83

11:03am Wed 19 Feb 14

Gypo.Joe says...

Meanwhile in other news WR9 is having his medication doses increased.


I never have a problem with cats or wabbits, my two Patterdale terriers take care of that.
Meanwhile in other news WR9 is having his medication doses increased. I never have a problem with cats or wabbits, my two Patterdale terriers take care of that. Gypo.Joe

2:07pm Wed 19 Feb 14

kentlad says...

mick_a wrote:
While I don't condone the horrific injuries these animals have suffered I can fully understand why a person could be driven to take this drastic action. I have three dogs and if I let them out to run free, dig up, do their toilet and rip open bin bags in other peoples gardens I would have a queue of irate neighbours at my front door, so why do cat owners think it is acceptable to allow their cats to do this. Simple solution, train your cat(s) to use a litter tray and keep them in.
idiot.... So whats your answer to Foxes????
[quote][p][bold]mick_a[/bold] wrote: While I don't condone the horrific injuries these animals have suffered I can fully understand why a person could be driven to take this drastic action. I have three dogs and if I let them out to run free, dig up, do their toilet and rip open bin bags in other peoples gardens I would have a queue of irate neighbours at my front door, so why do cat owners think it is acceptable to allow their cats to do this. Simple solution, train your cat(s) to use a litter tray and keep them in.[/p][/quote]idiot.... So whats your answer to Foxes???? kentlad

6:44pm Wed 19 Feb 14

newcrosslad says...

mick_a wrote:
While I don't condone the horrific injuries these animals have suffered I can fully understand why a person could be driven to take this drastic action. I have three dogs and if I let them out to run free, dig up, do their toilet and rip open bin bags in other peoples gardens I would have a queue of irate neighbours at my front door, so why do cat owners think it is acceptable to allow their cats to do this. Simple solution, train your cat(s) to use a litter tray and keep them in.
There is no excuse for this kind of cruelty. Yes you can train a cat to use a litter tray but it is unhealthy to keep them indoors all the time - very few cats can be trained to be put on a lead and taken for walks like a dog! They need their freedom.
[quote][p][bold]mick_a[/bold] wrote: While I don't condone the horrific injuries these animals have suffered I can fully understand why a person could be driven to take this drastic action. I have three dogs and if I let them out to run free, dig up, do their toilet and rip open bin bags in other peoples gardens I would have a queue of irate neighbours at my front door, so why do cat owners think it is acceptable to allow their cats to do this. Simple solution, train your cat(s) to use a litter tray and keep them in.[/p][/quote]There is no excuse for this kind of cruelty. Yes you can train a cat to use a litter tray but it is unhealthy to keep them indoors all the time - very few cats can be trained to be put on a lead and taken for walks like a dog! They need their freedom. newcrosslad

2:45am Thu 20 Feb 14

Stop_Whining says...

Thank god cats have 9 lives.
Thank god cats have 9 lives. Stop_Whining

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