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A Sidcup woman is warning pet owners after two of her cats were shot in the leg
A SIDCUP woman says her family has been left "shocked" and "sick" after their two cats were both shot within a week.
Eight-year-old Twiglet, a bengal snow leopard, returned to his home in Sandhurst Road with a limp and a hole in his back paw on July 4.
His owner Amanda Sutton said: "The vet told us he couldn't have caught it on anything and it remained a mystery.
"A week later our second cat, Buster, came in and couldn't walk, his paw was all floppy."
The bengal cross, also aged eight, was taken to the vets where a bullet was discovered inside his leg.
Mrs Sutton, a mother-of-four, said: "The fact they both have been shot and it's a week apart means it's not a random attack.
"I have spoken to my neighbours and they are very concerned because they all have cats. No one has any idea who it could be."
The 46-year-old added: "It makes you feel sick to think someone could do it deliberately.
"The fact it's a human that's hurt them is worse than another animal doing it.
"The children are really shocked that someone could do this."
Buster must be kept still for a month while he recovers so has been temporarily put into a cattery in Bromley.
Mrs Sutton does not believe children are responsible for the attacks.
She said: "It must be someone who knows what they are doing because the cat's legs are a hard target and they move quite fast."
Police are investigating the incidents.
Anyone with information should call the RSPCA on 0300 123 8018.