A stray cat cruelly shot with a rifle is looking for a forever home after going through treatment and recovery.
The cat named Panther, who looks like one, is a three-year-old Domestic Shorthair crossbreed. This male cat was rescued from a Nuneaton address by a Birmingham RSPCA officer. He was found as an injured stray and taken to the animal hospital for treatment.
When he arrived at the Birmingham Animal Centre, he was limping and X-rays confirmed that he had previously suffered a fracture to his leg that had healed but it has left him with one leg shorter than the other. X-rays also revealed a metal pellet from an air rifle lodged in his leg.
After a few weeks of pain relief and rest Panther is now ready to find a new home. He was quite shy when he arrived but he has gained much confidence during his stay and he now loves nothing more than having a roam around the floor and coming over to those taking care of him.
He loves getting fussed over but can be wary in new situations but the RSPCA is confident that once he has settled in to his new home he will make a loving companion. He seems to like the company of other cats so he could potentially live with a feline friend in his new home with a slow introduction.
The animal charity explained that Panther would prefer a home with no young children and an owner who has the time and patience to help him settle in slowly as he needed here. If you would like to offer Panther a new home and a second chance, you can visit RSPCA’s website to take further steps.