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Cat shot in front yard of south Charlotte home

A Charlotte woman she says her cat was shot intentionally by someone in her own front yard.
A Charlotte woman she says her cat was shot intentionally by someone in her own front yard. WBTV

A Charlotte woman is reeling after she says her cat was shot intentionally by someone in her own front yard. The cat’s leg was amputated Monday morning and she’s going to be OK, but the person who pulled the trigger is still out there.

Susan Volz has lived in the Bishops Ridge neighborhood for 10 years. She says she noticed her cat laying in her front yard on Sunday Morning.

“I just noticed little Miss Kitty, Miss Sassy, laying in the monkey grass, where she normally does, but she wasn’t moving,” Volz said.

Volz told WBTV she scooped up her 6-year-old cat and rushed her to the emergency veterinarian where she got the disturbing news.

“He goes, ‘I hate to tell you this but your cat’s been shot. Somebody shot your cat.’ I said, with what? Like a BB gun? And he said, ‘No, probably with a .22.’”

An X-ray shows the cat’s shattered leg with bullet fragments still in it before it was amputated Monday morning.

“It just takes your breath away,” Volz said. “I don’t even know where my head was at. I’m still in a little bit of crazy shock.”

Volz says her vet believes the cat was shot at close range, and that it doesn’t appear to have been an accident.

“Because it hit her, the shot was in the chest, the intent was probably to kill her so that just threw it to a whole other dimension,” Volz said.

“If they could do that to a little cat, what would stop them from doing that to a neighbor?” Volz asked.

If you have any information about the incident, contact Crime Stoppers at 704-334-1600.

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