In Marchenville, their cat was shot in the garden: ‘We hardly dare leave our house’

An investigation has been opened into an act of cruelty and grievous harm to an animal. © d

Friday, September 2, after 7 p.m. Mary Helen Dallow It was petrified. While she was quietly home with her husband in the middle of the afternoon, she heard a first explosion, and then a second blast that came from the other side of the fence, from D11, in a place called Le Gué Hersant. The couple quickly goes out to the garden and sees their cat bruised.

It’s a good “small”, This 15 year old kitten Who was the target of a rifle explosion in the direction of the dwelling. “She was in the driveway, but she used to stand near a small space with water in it,” says her owner. That same evening, the couple took the kitten, who was still alive, to the vet.

X-ray revealed There are 16 pellets. Only two can be removed, because the others have entered too deeply,” Mary Helen laments. Minette is difficult, because she is lucky to be still alive, but her condition is worrisome.” At her age, we do not know how long she will be able to hold out. »

open investigation

The next day, the couple also went to file a complaint with the Longny-lès-Village gendarmerie to report the incident. Soldiers will come to their house to make some remarks. For Dall’o’s husband, there is no doubt, It was their cat that was targeted.

Minette, the 15-year-old cat, is in very bad shape after receiving 16 pills.
Minette, the 15-year-old cat, is in very bad shape after receiving 16 pills. © d

No cars were seen on the day of the tragedy. Above all, Mary Helen and her husband now fear that they will be the target of a crazy shooter. We hardly dare to leave our homes. Even if it’s teenagers’ stupidity, we don’t like to take pictures in our garden. Did someone mean to frighten them? The couple claims that they had no quarrel with the neighbourhood.

An investigation has been opened by the gendarmerie into an act of cruelty and grave abuse against an animal. Four people have already been heard at the time of this writing. offender risk Imprisonment for up to 3 years and a fine of 45,000 euros.

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