Shot cats feline fine.
WHILE he might look to be in purrfect health, brave Leo came within a whisker of death.
The X-ray below shows how a shotgun pellet had lodged next to his spinal cord - a few millimetres more and he'd be dead.
Leo's lucky escape was revealed after a kindly passerby found him and another wounded cat and brought them to vet Frances Harvey in Slane, Co Meath.
Frances was shocked by their injuries and added: "It was wanton target practice by somebody who simply didn't care what harm they did.
"If I hadn't operated on the pair I don't think they would have survived the night."
Elizabeth Doran from Drogheda Animal Rescue Centre where the cats are being looked after added: "This was a callous act and both are lucky to be alive."
Anyone who can offer Leo a home can contact firstname.lastname@example.org
LION HEART: Leo on the mend yesterday' LUCKY: X-ray shows pellet next to Leo's spine
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|Publication:||The Mirror (London, England)|
|Date:||Aug 18, 2006|
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