A cat that needed pet medication after being shot in the face with a pellet gun was lucky not to have lost its sight, a vet said.
Tracy Sleight, from Scunthorpe, found her cat Mischief with a bloody cheek and at first thought he had been bitten by a dog, reports thisisscunthorpe.co.uk.
She told the news provider: "She took one look and said 'it looks like he's got a pellet in there'.
"She said he was lucky, as if the pellet had hit him higher it could have blinded him and been much worse than it was.
"I feel angry. He's a little animal and doesn't hurt anybody."
A similar incident also took place in Peterborough recently, when a cat was shot with an air rifle in the neck.
According to Peterboroughtoday.co.uk, owner Anna Wolfe also thought the injury had been caused by a dog at first and was left "really shaken" when she discovered the true cause.