The female dog walker came across the injured cat, which had been shot, in Fettercairn last Thursday.
Initially the cause of his injuries were unknown, however, following an x-ray, shotgun pellets were discovered.
“The cat's spinal cord had been severed by the pellets. On veterinary advice, the sad decision was made to put him to sleep."
Forty-three phone boxes could be removed from streets in towns and villages across the north-east.
The snow gates on a north-east road were shut today. The gates were closed at both ends on the A957 Cairn O’Mount road between Banchory and Fettercairn this morning. However, Police Scotland confirmed the road reopened at around 2.30pm
A north-east road has been closed due to heavy snow.
A north-east road has been closed due to adverse weather conditions.
Police have closed the B974 after a crash involving a car and a light goods vehicle.
A university project to insulate a 250-year-old farmhouse has been given an award.
The head teacher of a north-east academy has paid tribute to a "'popular"' pupil who died after falling ill.
Plans to repair a north-east Victorian landmark have been given the go-ahead.
Proposals have been submitted to repair a north-east Victorian landmark.
Two people have appeared in court after break-ins at a north-east restaurant and a hotel.
Seven people have been charged in connection with alleged theft offences, with six expected in court today and one at a later date.
It is a name synonymous with success in the Beautiful Game.
Volunteers have cleared rubbish from a North-east beach.
A manager at a North-east hotel has revealed her shock after raiders stole about £2,000.
A North-east road has reopened after it was forced to close due to snow.
Plans to transform North-east country estate into homes, visitors’ centre and cafe and farm shop backed
Planners have narrowly backed the controversial transformation of a country estate into houses, a tourist attraction and equestrian centre.
Alcohol and tobacco worth more than £1,000 has been stolen from a North-east shop.
A parent's group has launched a fundraiser to help purchase a defibrillator for its community.
A North-east road has been closed due to snow. The B974, Banchory to Fettercairn road, has been closed due to the weather issues. Aberdeenshire Council notified Police Scotland of the issues at 7am this morning. https://www.eveningexpress.co.uk/fp/news/local/snow-and-ice-could-return-this-weekend/
A direct descendant of former Prime Minister William Gladstone has given a 16th-century North-east castle a new lease of life.
The dad of a North-east man, who was found dead days after going missing on a kayaking trip, has donated £5,000 to a charity set up in his son's name.
A car has ended up on its roof following a one vehicle crash on a North-east road.
A North-east road has been closed this morning due to snow. The snow gates on the B974 Banchory to Fettercairn road have been shut. ❗NEW❗ ⚠ #B974 between Banchory and Fettercairn ❄ snow gates are ⛔CLOSED⛔ both ways.#BeAware #Grampian pic.twitter.com/ihtb0VFDiv — Traffic Scotland (@trafficscotland) February 9, 2017
A kayak has been found in the search for a missing North-east man.
A road next to a famous Victorian landmark is to be realigned - again.
CLOSED: B974 Banchory-Fettercairn A96 at junction with A97 NOW OPEN: A939 Cock Bridge-Tomintoul A93 Glenshee-Braemar B976 Crathie-Gairnshiel A939 Ballater-Corgarff All details via NE Roads Updates on Twitter
A ROAD was closed this morning due to a jackknifed lorry. The incident happened just after 6am on the B974 Banchory to Fettercairn road. Both lanes of the route were blocked. A Police Scotland spokeswoman said: “The road was fully closed because the lorry was covering both lanes.” The road reopened shortly before 10.30am.