Cardiff vet finds pellet stuck in attacked cat's nose

pellet stuck in cat's nose The pellet was eventually detected by X-ray

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A stray cat who sniffed a lot had a pellet lodged inside her nose which was only detected by an X-ray.

Named Sniffly by her new owner, the tabby-and-white cat was found in the Newport Road area of Cardiff last year.

However it took numerous visits to the vets before they realised the cat had a blockage.

The RSPCA said Sniffly was found "peppered with pellet wounds" on one side, and are appealing for information to find whoever carried out the attack.

Sniffly was found on 25 November and had the pellet removed on 24 January.

RSPCA inspector Selina Chan said: "This poor cat was found with its left side peppered with pellet wounds.

"One pellet has been removed but other pellets were not removed as they had healed and it would do more harm than good to remove them.

"The cat is being looked after by the member of public who found her. After receiving the appropriate treatment, Sniffly has now recovered."

Anyone with information can contact Ms Chan on 0300 123 8018.

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