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Andy
March 5th 06, 06:40 AM
Cat Used As 'Target Practice' Survives Being Shot 6 Times
Owners Launch Campaign To Find Shooter

A family in Brevard County, Fla., has launched a campaign to find the
person who used their pet cat as "target practice" and shot it six
times as it lounged in their yard, according to a Local 6 News report.

The owner of the 4-year-old cat, Mushki, said she found her pet cat
shot several times at her Malabar, Fla., home located near Hall Road.

Lynne Gradus said she became outraged after seeing the pellet holes
covering the cat's body.

"This was target practice -- point blank target practice," Gradus
said. "There were three (pellets) on one side, two on the other and
one on his stomach. So, this was not one shot. This was a person who
enjoyed shooting a little helpless pet."

This was a person who enjoyed shooting a little helpless pet, owner
Lynne Gradus said.

X-rays Thursday revealed six pellets still lodged inside the cat.

Veterinarians said it would be more of a risk to remove the pellets so
they are just leaving them inside the cat, Local 6 reporter Donald
Forbes said.

The family is circulating fliers warning people about the shooting and
asking for help in finding the shooter.

The fliers say; "Someone in Malabar is shooting domestic pets. Ours
was shot yesterday near Hall Road. The sheriff has been notified and
extra patrols are now being used."

Anyone with information concerning the shooting is urged to call
Malabar police.

http://www.local6.com/news/7623103/detail.html