Another cat shot, 'deliberate act of cruelty'
Cats Cradle Shelter took on another gunshot victim on Thursday.
The cat, known as BeBe was found dragging her back legs from paralysis near White Earth, Minnesota. They say two veterinarians told them it was a deliberate act of cruelty designed not to kill, but to cause maximum pain and suffering.
When BeBe arrived at the vet’s office it was also determined that she was pregnant. Bebe was two-thirds of her way through her pregnancy. She lost the three kittens Thursday night.
They believe her nervous system is intact and is suffering from Discospondylitis, which is an infection of the bone in the spinal column. That is a very serious infection and she is being treated with IV antibiotics and pain medication.
She is hospitalized at Red Barn Veterinary Services and they do not know if she will regain use of her legs.
“She does have feeling and sensory response in her back legs so there is hope,” Says Gail Adams-Ventzke with Cats Cradle Shelter.
This comes just a week after the shelter rescued a cat named Bullet, who was also shot. He was found near Frazee, Lakes Country area.
“No, she was not found in the same place as Bullet," said Adams-Ventzke. "She was on a reservation. She was shot with a BB gun. We do not know how long she will be hospitalized or if surgery is an option. She is at high risk because of the infection so sedation is not an option at the moment.”
The shelter is stressing their indoor only policy.
“If you let your cat outside, they are at a much higher risk of being abused by someone who does not want them in their yard, not to mention the risk of diseases, getting mauled by another animal or hit by a vehicle," said Adams-Ventzke. "We will be taking donations to help with BB's medical treatment.”