This past Saturday (June 24), a stray cat was found on North Asphodel 5th Line and brought into the Peterborough Humane Society.
The cat, who the Humane Society has named “Forrest”, had an injured paw. Upon examination by the Emergency Veterinary Hospital, it was discovered that he had been shot; the bullet was still lodged in Forrest’s leg.
While he is being kept comfortable, Forrest will have to have his front leg amputated — a fairly complicated and costly surgery.
The cost of this surgery is a huge undertaking and the Peterborough Humane Society is reaching out to the public for assistance in Forrest’s care.
To support Forrest, please visit peterboroughhumanesociety.ca and donate to the Milo fund, which was set up over 20 years ago by the shelter, as a means for the community to help out with some of the costly surgeries and medications required for injured animals in their care.
An investigation has started into the state in which Forrest was found and the Peterborough Humane Society is asking for the public’s help. If anyone is aware of this incident or has information, please contact 310-7722, Crimestoppers, or the Peterborough Humane Society at 705-745-4722 ext 204.