Airgun thugs shot beloved Tinx dead

Airgun thugs shot beloved Tinx dead

Airgun thugs shot beloved Tinx dead

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THUGS killed a family cat by shooting it in the head, leaving his owners in tears.

Marc Trussler, ten, found his pet Tinx howling in agony near his family home in Vaughan Williams Road, Laindon, after returning from school.

The five-year-old moggy was rushed to the vets by Marc’s mum, Karen Richardson, on Wednesday night with its eye bulging out and blood shot.

Vets said the shooting probably happened in the ten-minute period Karen was out on the school run.

They carried out emergency treatment, but Tinx died the next morning.

Karen, 36, said: “I am disgusted, I am angry and I am hurt.

“Marc heard her bell and went running out to greet her, but when he saw her he screamed and started crying.

“At first I thought she had been hit by a car, but then vets carried out an X-ray and found a lead pellet lodged in her skull.

“They must have held Tinx up and pointed the gun at her. I am devastated.”

It is believed Tinx was shot with an air rifle. Police are treating the attack as animal cruelty.

Ms Richardson, who has another cat and three dogs as well as reptiles and fish, said: “To me, my animals are like my kids. I love my pets to bits. I rescued her when she was four weeks old after she was rejected by her mum and owners.

“This has destroyedmy family, – it’s like taking one of my kids away. Marc has had sleepless nights and flashbacks and he will have to walk past the place he found her every day on his way to school. Why should my cat have to suffer when she has done nothing wrong?”

Anyone with information can call Basildon Police on 101.

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6:55am Tue 11 Mar 14

Happy Chickie says...

Poor Tinx. Rest in kitty cat heaven.

Karma will get the bottom feeders who did this.
Poor Tinx. Rest in kitty cat heaven. Karma will get the bottom feeders who did this. Happy Chickie
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10:25am Tue 11 Mar 14

SLord90 says...

so sad :(
I wish i could do it to the people that did it to that poor cat :(

x
so sad :( I wish i could do it to the people that did it to that poor cat :( x SLord90
  • Score: 10

1:47pm Tue 11 Mar 14

Makebelieve says...

Hope the cretins are caught! Where is this road in Laindon?
Hope the cretins are caught! Where is this road in Laindon? Makebelieve
  • Score: 4

8:57pm Tue 11 Mar 14

selfactualiser says...

Sadly this happens far too often and will carry on until airguns are either banned or the age limit for buying one is raised significantly. Personally if I found the person responsible I'd do the same to them.Every person I have ever known who owned an airgun has admitted to shooting birds, and a dog whilst it was waiting at a zebra crossing with its owner. Obviously these weren't friends of mine just thugs like the one who cruelly killed this cat they all have one thing in common though all had too much time on their hands and nothing going on between their ears. I hope they catch the moron although it won't bring the cat back to its family sadly.
Sadly this happens far too often and will carry on until airguns are either banned or the age limit for buying one is raised significantly. Personally if I found the person responsible I'd do the same to them.Every person I have ever known who owned an airgun has admitted to shooting birds, and a dog whilst it was waiting at a zebra crossing with its owner. Obviously these weren't friends of mine just thugs like the one who cruelly killed this cat they all have one thing in common though all had too much time on their hands and nothing going on between their ears. I hope they catch the moron although it won't bring the cat back to its family sadly. selfactualiser
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