Cat in serious condition after being shot with air rifle

(AFP PHOTO)

(AFP PHOTO)

QMI Agency

, Last Updated: 2:48 PM ET

TORONTO — A cat is recovering in an animal hospital after Toronto Police say it was shot with a high-powered air rifle.

And the hunt is on for whoever shot it.

Police say the pet appeared to be in discomfort when it returned to its home Tuesday evening.

When the cat collapsed, its owners brought it to a veterinarian, who determined it had been shot.

The injuries are serious and the pet remains hospitalized, police say.


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