Cat shot by air weapon in Glenluce

Police are appealing for witnesses after a pet cat died after being shot with an air weapon in the garden of a house in Dumfries and Galloway.

The incident happened sometime between 12:00 and 18:30 on Wednesday on Main Street in Glenluce.

The owner found the grey and white cat in the garden and took it to the vet but it subsequently died.

Anyone with information about the incident has been asked to contact Stranraer police.

Ch Supt Mike Flynn of the Scottish SPCA described it as a "despicable" thing for somebody to do.

"In the central belt, it is quite a regular occurrence - especially during the summer," he said.

"It is a horrible way to kill something - it is not a quick death - so people really need to think about what they are doing."

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