Sunday, 2 April 2017

Air guns and cats

You may have seen this petition on Facebook recently but if you haven't, please have a look at it now.

We are asking as many people as we can to sign and share it so that we can get the law changed. We are aiming for 50,000 signatures and with your help we will get there.

We have had a cat in our care in the past that was shot and injured. The pellet was flattened when it hit his skull and he was very lucky that he didn't receive a more serious injury or even been killed.

The piece of metal in the cats head 

After veterinary treatment, this injury healed and the cat was able to be rehomed.

Cats Protection monitors reports in the press of cats who have been shot with an air gun. In 2016, 202 cats in the UK were reported in the press as being shot with an air gun. Crucially, 90% of these attacks were in England and Wales.

On the petition link above, you will find a video about the campaign and stories about some of the cats that have been affected.

Jalapeno who lost an eye from being shot

We believe making it illegal to buy, own or use an air gun without a license will stop these deadly weapons falling into the hands of those that would use them to harm cats and reduce the number of cats killed or left with life-changing injuries.

Thank you for taking the time to read & sign this petition to help us to change the law on air gun ownership in England & Wales.