TODDLER Kai Robinson has been left devastated after his pet cat was shot in the chest.
The feline had to have life-saving surgery after the attack last Monday.
Kai is nearly four, and Camy, the three-year-old family cat is his best friend.
Mum Aimee said: “Camy went out in the morning as usual. In the afternoon I found outside on the doorstep. She was covered in blood.
“I panicked when I saw her and shouted for help from my friend next door. We found a hole in her chest where she had been shot.
“The hole was only a centimetre away from her heart.”
Camy was taken to the PDSA and for a week her life hung in the balance.
“Kai was missing her like mad. They have grown up together, he couldn’t understand what had happened,” said Aimee.
On Monday Camy was operated on at the PDSA. Her chances of coming through the operation – which involved cutting through the muscle around the lungs to remove the shot still lodged in her chest – were 50-50.
Thankfully, Camy survived and is now back with Aimee and Kai at their home in Doubting Road, Thornhill.
“Kai is loving it that she is back,” Aimee told the Reporter.
“He just stands there looking at her. He knows he can’t play with her yet, but he has a smile on his face again.
“It does not look like this was an accident,” said Aimee.
“It’s horrible, it’s hard to imagine how anyone could do such a thing.”
Contact Dewsbury police on 0845 6060606, or contact Crimestoppers anonymously on 0800 555111.