TWO cats had to be taken for treatment after being shot with a pellet gun.
Police were today appealing for information after the pets were injured in two separate incidents.
The attacks were believed to have occurred some time between August 10 and 31.
The domestic cats, which are owned by separate people, were injured in the Buckie area of Moray. It is understood the animals were shot with a pellet gun.
The cats were hurt in the Cliff Terrace and Linn Avenue areas of the town. Both animals were taken to a vet to be treated for their injuries but were understood to be recovering.
Pc Steve Borzoni, who is investigating the incidents, asked anyone with information to come forward.
He said: “We are keen to speak to anyone who may have information on these incidents or any cat owners whose pet has had an unexplained injury in the last couple of months.”
A spokeswoman for the Cats Protection charity, which rescues and rehomes animals across the North-east, said: “This would cause a huge amount of distress to the people who own the animal – not to mention the vet bill.”