The cat’s name is Wild Horse. She was discovered by a Good Samaritan, who immediately called Dakin Humane Society.
An x-ray reveals there’s a pellet lodged in her right leg — which caused a severe break. It also revealed another pellet lodged in the animal’s abdomen.
Dakin Human Society Director Candy Lash says, unfortunately, incidents like this are somewhat common.
“It’s horrific because, in this case, she’s in quite a bit of pain right now,” says Lash. “She’ll have surgery tomorrow, which will make her much more comfortable long-term of course — but, in the process of this she’s going to lose her limb, so it’s very unfortunate.”
Lash adds, “It’s also animal cruelty.”
After Wild Horse gets out of surgery, she’ll need a few days to recover.
She’s also going to need a new home. If you’re interested in adopting the cat, stop by Dakin Humane Society in Springfield…