Man arrested over Speyside family pet shooting incident

Man arrested and charged in connection with cat shooting
Man arrested and charged in connection with cat shooting

POLICE HAVE ARRESTED a man over injuries suffered by a family pet earlier this month.

A 57-year-old from Glenallachie near Aberlour has been charged in connection with an incident on November 16 that left a cat having a leg amputated – but police stressed that the charges do not relate to a similar attack in Dufftown two weeks earlier.

A Police Scotland spokeswoman said: “A 57-year-old man from the Glenallachie area of Moray has been charged and reported to the Procurator Fiscal in relation to the shooting of a domestic animal causing unnecessary suffering.

“The animal, which is understood to be a Siamese cat, was injured on 16 November 2015 and as a result of the injuries sustained, the cat’s leg required to be amputated.

”The shooting of the Siamese cat and the earlier incident are not related – our inquiry teams are aware of both cases and are still conducting investigations into the incident in Dufftown.”

A report has been submitted to the Procurator Fiscal.