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Don’t use animals for pellet gun practice

Letter: Karin and Bill Vetter Grangeville

Pellet gun shooting maims and injures beloved pets

Whoever decided to shoot two cats Monday afternoon, July 28, in the Happy Hollow area has caused a significant amount of damage. One cat was shot just above the eye. Fortunately, this pellet just caused a flesh wound and did not penetrate or he would have lost his eye. The other cat is still recuperating at the vet clinic, as the pellet she was shot with lodged in her shoulder causing multiple fractures. At least these two cats have people who care about them and helped them get the medical attention they required. I feel sorry for any other animals shot by pellet guns that are left to suffer on their own.

Do not use pellet guns or air rifles to shoot at live animals for target practice. All you are doing is causing pain and suffering. Use a tin can, cardboard box or some other inanimate target the next time you decide to shoot your pellet gun. The neighborhood and the sheriff’s office have been made aware of this senseless shooting as there are many families with dogs, cats and livestock in this area. I realize the guilty party will not come forward and admit their cruel decision to shoot our cats, but if they have a conscience or any remorse for the pain and suffering and damage they have caused, they could certainly make some anonymous cash payments to the Grangeville Vet Clinic for Ginger’s ongoing veterinary care.

Karin and Bill Vetter



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