Operation on cat after it was shot in the neck in Park Street

Kennedy was shot in Park Street

Kennedy was shot in Park Street - Credit: Photo supplied

The owners of a three-year-old cat in Park Street who has been shot for the second time in two years have been left distressed by the latest incident.

Kennedy was left with serious injuries after being shot in the neck in Alder Close between 2.30-3.30pm on Monday, May 30.

A spokeswoman for Herts Police said that he was found near a gate at the back of his owner’s house by a member of the public, so it is assumed that the cat was shot while walking in the street, as he “doesn’t stray far from home”.

Kennedy had to undergo an operation to remove the pellet from his wound.

Pc Andrew Shephard, investigating, said: “Sadly, this is the second time Kennedy has been shot at with an air rifle.

“A similar incident occurred in April 2014 and understandably the owners are extremely distressed by what has happened.”

He said that while officers from have spoken to a number of people, the force is seeking witnesses and information about what may have happened, or who may be responsible.

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