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Woodford Co. Animal Control Warns Of Cat Shootings

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 A word of warning for pet owners in Woodford County. Animal Control said someone is targeting cats, by shooting them with BB guns. They said over the past year, at least six pets have been hit and several cats have died in the Lanes View subdivision.

The latest victim is a cat named Cinderella, and Cinderella's story certainly includes nine lives. On Thursday, her owners noticed she was dragging her leg, and knew something was wrong. Therefore, they rushed her to the VCA Woodford Animal Hospital. At the vet, Dr. Kate Campbell realized Cinderella had been shot with a BB in the back.

"She's lucky that it just hit her back and didn't do more damage, I mean a BB could potentially kill a cat," said Campbell.

Woodford County Animal Control said some cats have been killed in the Lanes View subdivision, where Cinderella lives. Officials said six cats, that they know of, have been hit by BB's and several are missing.

"It's a social injustice to harm our pets," said Jean Marie. For her cat Prince, it was a close call.

"Prince was shot in the top of his head three times," said Marie. She said over the past year, Prince has been shot on four different occasions.

"Heartbroken when my cat was harmed and we couldn't understand why," said Marie.

However, Marie has an idea of where her cat was hurt. She said she thinks Prince was shot at night near her home, in the neighborhood park.

"It's sick, it's just sickening," said Marie. "I know many of the people that have cats in the neighborhood are very scared."

Marie said neighbors have started to keep their cats inside, and keep a close watch. Plus, Woodford County Animal Control and Versailles Police are upping patrols in the area.

Neighbors hope furry felines, such as Prince and Cinderella, can have a happily ever after when... "We catch these people or this person," said Marie.

Animal Control said whoever is responsible could face second degree animal cruelty charges. If you have any information case you are asked call Woodford County Animal Control at (859) 879-0598 or the Versailles Police Department at (859) 873-3126.
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