Fox destroyed after being shot by airgun

East London and West Essex Guardian Series: A fox was put down after being shot five times (file picture) A fox was put down after being shot five times (file picture)

A fox has been destroyed following a series of airgun attacks on animals.

The fox was found by the RSPCA staggering and distressed in a back yard in Mount Pleasant Road, Chigwell, and eventually collapsed.

It was found with a metal air gun pellet stuck to its mouth and a small wound to its head.

An x-ray later revealed another bullet near its left ear, another two near its eyes and yet another one in its right shoulder.

The incident, which took place on June 23, has come to light after RSPCA revealed a number of similar attacks have taken place recently.

Anyone with any information can call the RSPCA on 0300 123 8018.

For the full story see next week's Epping Forest Guardian - out next Thursday.

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11:51pm Thu 3 Jul 14

Villagecranberry says...

Cruelty beyond belief.

What happens when anyone can go in and buy such a weapon legally, no questions asked.
Cruelty beyond belief. What happens when anyone can go in and buy such a weapon legally, no questions asked. Villagecranberry
  • Score: 4

12:00pm Fri 4 Jul 14

LakeBreeze says...

This, and the identical attack on a cat in another article, is despicable.
This, and the identical attack on a cat in another article, is despicable. LakeBreeze
  • Score: 3
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