Pet cat hospitalized after being shot

Thomas loves his cats. He used to have a whole lot more of the furry felines, but is now responsible for three.

Thomas loves his cats. He used to have a whole lot more of the furry felines, but is now responsible for three.

Thomas Adamcsak has been in Sooke for close to 25 years and is a paper carrier for the Sooke News Mirror. He isn’t a well-off person, he’s not lazy, and he works hard for the money he gets. His cats are important to him and he says they are his “children.”

On Friday, January 14 he discovered one of his cats had been shot with a pellet gun. He figures it was shot sometime between 9 a.m. and 1 p.m.

“I’ve had them since they were kittens,” said Adamcsak. “For someone to do that makes me mad.”

He took the cat to the veterinarian and is now facing a bill of close to $2,000 as the cat required surgery and an extended stay in hospital.

“It had serious wounds and serious surgery,” said Adamcsak. “For a guy on a low income it’s a lot of money.”

The shooting was reported to police but no there are no leads, and chances are it will be hard to find out who did this.

“Watch your animals very closely,” he said. “Whoever did this has no respect for animals — period. They’re innocent. I just want people in town to know what happened — someone is out there with a pellet gun.”