Stray cat’s leg amputated after shooting

'Peggy,' a 1-year-old tabby, is up for adoption

Peggy, a one-year-old tabby, recovers Dec. 4 after her leg was amputated at the Cat Adoption Team shelter in Sherwood, Ore. (CAT)
Peggy, a one-year-old tabby, recovers Dec. 4 after her leg was amputated at the Cat Adoption Team shelter in Sherwood, Ore. (CAT)

SHERWOOD, Ore. (KOIN 6) — A stray cat is recovering from surgery after a gunshot wound injured its leg.

The Cat Adoption Team (CAT) said “Peggy,” a young tabby, was brought to the Dove Lewis Emergency Animal Hospital Nov. 23, after a passer-by found her wounded.

Peggy was transferred to the Sherwood shelter Nov. 26, where it was determined by veterinarians the feline had been shot.

An x-ray taken by veterinarians at the Cat Adoption Team shelter in Sherwood Nov. 26, shows a fracture to one-year-old Peggy's front leg. (CAT)
An x-ray taken by veterinarians at the Cat Adoption Team shelter in Sherwood Nov. 26, shows a fracture to one-year-old Peggy’s front leg. (CAT)

Peggy suffered a fractured limb and a wound to her sternum, CAT said.

Meanwhile, staff discovered the phone number connected to the cat’s micro-chip was no longer in service.

“Based on the location and severity of the injuries, it seems highly likely that Peg was shot,” says Dr. Dianne Brown, lead veterinarian at CAT. “Thankfully, someone got her to the hospital so that she could get the care she needed to ease her pain.”

Peggy is available for adoption through CAT.

Donations can be made to CAT here. 

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