Cat shot with pellet gun by two boys

Ozzie is a 10 yr old cat living in the Nova Constantia area – close to the farm.  A neighborhood-watch member (Constantia resident) confronted two boys – dressed in camo-outfits with pellet guns - during one of his patrols.He enquired about their ‘activities’ – as it appeared as if they were shooting into the trees.  The replied that the ”are shooting vermin” …. These so-called ‘vermin’ - that they are referring to - are…. Squirrels, guinea fowls, pigeons etc. 
Unfortunately it appears as if Ozzie might have fallen into the same category…..  This poor cat took nearly two days to CRAWL back home….where the owner immediately took the Ozzie to the emergency animal hospital in Kenilworth…. 
You will see the shoulder is completely SHATTERED! ….  The Vet that operated said the only way that a pellet gun can do so much damage is when shot at point-blank range!!!! The guy that confronted these children – took the guns away from them and insisted to speak to their father….who was furious for all the wrong reasons…..  (‘What are you doing with my son’s guns? Give them back”) Even after being informed about their ‘extermination of vermin’….  I think the plan is so lay a charge of animal cruelty and let the SPCA and SAPS handle things…. I’m so upset that I’m posting this onto my Facebook page so raise awareness of the despicable acts of ‘our’ youth…and they come from the so-called ‘up market’ area!!!! I don’t know what we would gain from it – but hey…name-and-shame! Ilze Rens

Report ID: 234
Crime Category: Animal Cruelty
Province: Western Cape
City/Town: CAPE TOWN
Suburb: Nova Constantia
Address: Nova Constantia
Crime Date/Time: 24 Mar 2010, 00:03 AM
Reported By: Report A Crime
Reported Date: 25 Mar 2010, 20:03 PM
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  • Theuns3 19 Mar 2012, 04:24 PM

    same can be said about children.I live in a complex and have had troubles with children playing in my yard.If we all had the same stupid mentality as you animal haters I would have been shooting kids long ago.You dont need to kill the animals be creative and find another way to keep them out.

  • Ernest 9 27 Aug 2011, 11:24 PM

    I must say I find Jenny's remaks addressed to Andries offensive, objectionable and uncouth. I presume Jenny wil be pleased when my pitbull makes himself at home in her garden, leaving his deposits at her front door all over her porch. Snacking on her cats before having her car's bumpers and tyres for lunch? If not, what justification is there for giving her poxy cats free rein to pollute and contaminate other people's property. Or doesn't her intellect extend to grasping the similarity.

  • rob17 17 Apr 2011, 01:56 PM

    Those idiots, who want to kill the cats that are probably someone's pets, think about it, how would you like your pet killed, for being in the wrong place at the wrong time.

  • Konstantin 5 Apr 2011, 01:30 PM

    Cats will run at first sight of water, but wont stop them from returning later. The only way to be sure to keep them from returning is a .22 rifle or pellet gun (may take a few shots). Keep your nasty animals on your own property.

  • Unknown 3 Nov 2010, 08:51 AM

    Thanks for the the article! That was Hilarious!!

  • Unknown 4 Oct 2010, 10:14 PM

    Jenny, if your cat came into my teritory biting my cats and peeing on all my walls including my car to mark hes teritory i would kill it aswell. But you probably have the same mentality as the said cat so may you die a slow death aswell. Ps.... How do you spray a cat with water if it runs as soon as it see's you coming from a mile away? Very clever.....

  • Unknown 27 Jul 2010, 02:00 PM

    Andries, may you die a slow death, hopefully alone and scared, as you deserve no better you moron.

  • Unknown 24 Jun 2010, 01:22 PM

    Andries........all you need to do is spray it with WATER! No need to shoot it and hurt the cat!! You cant keep a cat from roaming!

  • Unknown 24 Jun 2010, 12:48 PM

    if i had a pellet and this type of vermin-like ozzie- strolled into my yard and caused a nuisance. i will be the first to pull the trigger. my yard my house my rules. keep your pet in your yard. in my yard fair vermin

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  • Unknown 26 Mar 2010, 10:48 PM

    Those little bastards need to be punished. Why do parents give their kids guns? It is sending the wrong message and teaching them violence. I hope the spca and sap do something about it.

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