Police are appealing for information and witnesses after two cats were injured in Springfield Road, Hemel Hempstead.
The first incident occurred on Tuesday, September 13, when a seven-month-old ginger and white cat returned home with an injury to its neck. The owners took their pet to the vets, who located a pellet, which required surgery to remove.
The second incident occurred on Tuesday, September 20, when a black cat, with a pink collar and pink bell, returned home with an injury to its front left leg. The owners took their pet to the vets to discover a pellet had shattered the bone and were recommended to amputate the leg.
PC Max Robinson, who is investigating, said: “This is a really traumatic time for the owners and their beloved pets and investigations are continuing to establish how they became injured. I am appealing for anyone who may have information about the incidents to please contact me at Maximilian.Robinson@herts.police.uk or PCSO Olivia Finlay at Olivia.Finlay@herts.police.uk and quote the relevant crime reference number.”
Information can be reported online at the Hertfordshire Constabulary website, speak to an operator in the Force Communications Room via the online web chat or by calling the non-emergency number 101, quoting crime reference 41/78456/22 or 41/76362/22 for the two respective crimes.
Alternatively, you can stay 100% anonymous by contacting the independent charity Crimestoppers on 0800 555 111 or via their untraceable online form.