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Dusky's leg saved following surgery

Dusky recovering at a vet in Peterborough (2025605)
Dusky recovering at a vet in Peterborough (2025605)

There has been an outpouring of compassion and support for Dusky, an 11-month-old cat that was shot in Morton and faced possible amputation of her right leg.

Dusky's owner Emma Goldsmith said her beloved family pet's leg had fortunately been saved after undergoing surgery.

"There is no more talk of amputation for now after a metal plate was inserted into her leg during the operation," said Emma.

"There is still some concern though, because Dusky's paw is knuckling and turns inwards, which means she has no control over it and cannot put weight on it."

Dusky is currently receiving physio at a vet in Peterborough where it is hoped she will regain full use of her leg.

She was shot in her front right leg sometime between 8am and 9am on May 7 in the vicinity of The Crescent and Broadway in the village.

Police confirmed they were investigating criminal damage and unnecessary suffering to animal cases after a second cat belonging to Shannon Hasbury was left blind in one eye after being shot a week earlier.

"We can't thank everyone enough for their support and compassion at a difficult time," said Emma.

"We've had so many people stop and ask us how Dusky is doing.

"There is obviously a lot of anger and people want the shooter caught."

Emma said she had noticed an increased police presence in the area since the shooting.

She said they had received several anonymous tips on the identity of the shooter, which had been passed on to police.

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