ARL Investigating After Cat Found Shot In Framingham


FRAMINGHAM, Mass. (WBZ NewsRadio) — The Animal Rescue League of Boston is investigating after a 1-year-old cat was found shot in Framingham late last month.

The cat, named Piri, was shot through her left front shoulder by a high-powered pellet gun presumably on Waverly Street. The pellet became lodged in her right front leg. She was found by her former owner.

Piri was taken to the Boston West Emergency Veterinary Hospital in Natick. She was stabilized, but the veterinary team could not remove the pellet from her right leg.

The ARL said that "because the pellet damaged both front limbs, her veterinary team is exercising extreme caution in regards to her medical plan moving forward. Additionally, there remains the possibility that Piri may lose her right leg."

Anyone with information about this incident is asked to contact ARL Law Enforcement by calling (617) 426-9170 or emailing cruelty@arlboston.org.

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