A cat from the shelter 'Le Paradis des chats Z'amours'in Nimes, France, was found injured from a brutal attack on April 11.[caption id="attachment_34269" align="alignnone" width="601"]
Cats at the shelter. Source: Radio France[/caption]He was found in the garden by neighbors who immediately contacted Patricia, the director of the shelter. She rushed the poor animal to Dr.Line Boschetti, who in her report described how that cat had suffered "multiple severe localized injuries, with lesions and rips on the colon."Despite her best efforts, the specialist couldn't save the feline, and she passed away a short time after. The vet concludes in her report:
These injuries aren't at all in line with those inflicted by other animals or secondary injuries from a road accident. It is extremely likely that they came from criminal activity.
Source: Emilia Klos
However, this is not the first time that an animal from the shelter has been targeted by a cruel individual and Patricia explains:
It all started a year and a half ago. We found a cat that had been hung, but luckily we were able to save him.
Two weeks prior, another cat had been hung near to the shelter. To protect the forty-something cats who call the center their home, volunteers decided to take it in turns tostand guard. Laeticia, a member of Défense Animaux 30, would like the authorities to occasionally patrol the perimeter. She told France Bleu:
We aren't asking them to make the rounds all day but just to check every now and then. While we wait, we are all preparing to take shifts so as not to leave them alone incase something else happens.
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