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Cat loses leg in Hartley Wintney shooting

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Cat loses leg in Hartley Wintney shooting

Published at 3:23pm 5th June 2017.

A cat has been shot in Hartley Wintney.

Police say the female returned home last week with a significant injury.

She has since had to have one of her rear legs amputated.

The cat (not photographed) is now recovering with her owners.

Hampshire Police is appealing for anyone with information about what may have happened to the cat to come forward.

PC Vincent Lane, of Hampshire Constabulary's Country Watch team, said: "This would appear to have been an isolated incident, as neither we nor the local veterinary practice have received reports of similar incidents around this time.

"It is possible that the cat was mistaken for a rabbit and accidentally shot at on agricultural land.

"Whether this was accidental or intentional, we are keen to find out more about what happened."

Anyone with information should call 101, quoting 44170181982.

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