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."
Police officers are appealing for information after a cat was injured by suspected shotgun pellets.