The Animal Welfare Society of SA had a heartbreaking experience on July 20, when a cat named Pinky, who they’ve known since a kitten had to be euthanised.
Pinky, unfortunately, had been shot purposely with a powerful pellet gun. Her owner, Waheed Rawoot from Ottery takes great care of his pets, and was absolutely devastated when he was shown her x-ray of the pellet lodged into her spine.
With a heavy heart, the Animal Welfare Society of SA confirmed that Pinky was paralysed from the neck down and she would never be able to walk again.
“There are millions of good reasons why pellet guns should be banned and their sale and ownership considered an abomination,” says the Animal Welfare Society.
“Our repeated calls for these dangerous and potentially lethal weapons to be prohibited appears to have fallen on deaf ears and so the suffering continues.”
Waheed never took his eyes off Pinky, not even for a split second as he received the prognosis of his fur baby. The fact that this was their final moment together shattered Waheed even more.
“We had to almost prise Pinky away from Waheed and witnessing him saying goodbye to his precious furry friend broke our heart.”
The Animal Welfare Society of SA plans to find whoever shot Pinky in order to prevent other innocent victims from getting hurt. The shelter also plans to take their appeal for pellet guns to be banned to the highest Court, but until that day comes, no pet is safe!
Pinky was born in 2017 and was laid to rest in 2021.