RESIDENTS in the Rimbleton area of Glenrothes have been left shocked and dismayed after three cats were found with gunshot wounds.
Owners say their pets have suffered what vets have confirmed to be air rifle wounds to the head, legs and back in heartless and cruel attacks on the animals.
The police have confirmed they are looking into the matter.
The attacks which all happened in the Shiel Court area of the town are thought to have taken place between 10.00 p.m. on Friday, July 5 and 2.00 a.m. the following morning.
Alan and Doreen McDougall said their 14-year-old cat Oscar came into the home in a distressed state and bleeding, but has since disappeared - and they fear the worst.
“It’s a mindless and cruel act by whoever has done this,” said Mr McDougall.
A second cat owner, who didn’t want to be named, said while seriously injured, her cat, Beauctus, had been lucky to survive the attack.
“I’m heartbroken and disgusted, the vet has told me they have removed air gun pellets from my cat’s leg which could easily have killed him.”
A third cat also suffered gunshot wounds to the neck and had pellets still lodged in its cheek and vertebrate, the owner fears the the cat will not survive.