Police hunt evil yob after cat blasted with shotgun in Scottish Borders

Cops are appealing for witnesses after a young catwas left badly injured having been shot in the side.

Little Neve was found in the rural Crookston area, near Peebles, at around 5.20am on Thursday, July 2 having previously been seen fit and well just hours before.

The two-year-old was rushed into a local vet where a small amount of metal fragments had to be removed from her body.

Despite surviving the horrifying ordeal and returning home, it is feared that the cat may suffer from long term issues due to the nature of her injury.

Police are keen to determine exactly how Neve came to be injured and believe she was targeted with a shotgun or similar firearm.