20/10/2003

USPCA condemns mutilation of two cats

The Ulster Society for the Prevention of Cruelty to Animals (USPCA) has condemned attacks on two cats in west Belfast over the weekend.

Both incidents occurred in the Woodvale area of the city. One cat suffered a severe leg wound after being shot with a crossbow, while the second was hit with a feathered dart.

One of the cats is currently being treated by a vet, however the second cat has proved elusive and is currently roaming the area injured.

USPCA chief executive Stephen Philpott said that such attacks were not new, as the association was having to deal with between 25-30 such incidents every year.

(MB)

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