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Cat dies after being shot by pellet gun in Spokane

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Peanut died after being shot by a pellet gun. Peanut died after being shot by a pellet gun.
SPOKANE, Wash. -

A Spokane family is trying to figure out who would ever shoot their beloved family cat, Peanut, with a pellet gun, causing her to eventually die.

Carrie Day and her family rescued Peanut a few years ago, and says they tried keeping her indoors, but Peanut was an outdoor cat.

“She loved to chase bugs and bring me grasshoppers in bed. Little sticks. She was a really good cat,” Day says.

She says her cat was the sweetest thing, cuddling and consoling others, but also spending time lying around outside. Day had a special way to call her home every night though – clanging two cans of Fancy Feast and calling her name.

But one day, Day noticed Peanut was acting lethargic, and it was clear something was wrong with her, so she took Peanut to the vet. That’s when they got the x-rays and found BBs in Peanut’s abdomen and leg.

“That caused an infection and so much muscle damage that we couldn't save her,” Day says.

Day is still trying to figure out what happened.

“We're just all terribly upset that she could've been harmed like this. She didn't deserve it,” she says.

She just hopes this doesn’t happen to other neighbors’ pets that also play in the same nature park.

“Now I just want to help protect all the other animals out there,” she says.

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