Cat forced to have leg amputated following pellet attack
A BRITON Ferry cat has been forced to have its leg amputated, following a pellet gun attack.
Moggy Patch - who is 13 - is now working to try and copy with life with just three legs.
And owner, Joanna Lloyd, of Victoria Road, is now warning other pet owners in the area to be aware of the issue.
Initially Ms Lloyd thought 13-year-old Patch had just sprained his leg.
"He seemed to be bearing up," she said.
But later she noticed the damage to the moggy's back left leg was more than a sprain.
"I took him to the vet and that's when I found out his bones had all been smashed in the leg," she said.
"They found the pellet lodged in the top of his leg.
"They had to take it off, there was nothing they could do."
She said the irony was that of her three cats, Patch is the one who goes out and about the least.
She said since the incident, Patch - who was not eating following the injury - had barely gone out at all.
She said she was concerned someone might have been in the field behind her home with the gun, and added she had previously reported a man with a similar object to police while walking along the canal.
"Even if it's an accident, he's gone through so much and probably because someone thought it was funny," she added.
" Ms Lloyd put an appeal out to RSPCA Llys Nini, asking them to warn people via their Facebook page - and said the response has been overwhelming.
A spokeswoman said: "Llys Nini is absolutely appalled that anyone could do this to an animal.
"If anyone has any information about this or any other similar incidents please phone and report it to the RSPCA 0300 1234 999."