WHEN Lilibeth Warby was told her cat had been shot with a bow and arrow she wanted to be sick.
“I still can’t get this lump out of my throat,” she said.
“People say try not to think about it but I can’t stop, I can’t help it ... she was like my best friend.”
Ms Warby’s cat was shot outside her home near the corner of Moulder Street and Endsleigh Avenue at 9.30am on Wednesday, August 1. The incident was caught on camera.
“We’ve been broken into a couple of times so we had a camera put in and you can see the whole thing,” she said.
A four-wheel-drive, which appeared to be a silver Mitsubishi Outlander, pulled over near the cat. The car waited for the cat to walk over for about six minutes. The footage then shows the cat spasm on the ground. A silver ute indicated to turn left away from the incident but then turned right and followed the four-wheel-drive away from the scene.
Ms Warby said she would give anything for the driver of the silver ute to come forward with information about what they saw.
“Please, please, please anything that can help us catch this guy,” she said.
Ms Warby said she now feared for her own and other people’s safety.
“I’m extremely frightened, especially considering it happened at 9.30 in the morning,” she said.
“People walk their dogs past there and mothers with prams.”
Ms Warby said she got the cat from the RSPCA five years ago when it was one .
“Everybody goes for the kittens,” she said. “I didn’t, I picked her.
“She had a collar on and a bell so whoever did it knew she wasn’t a stray.”
Ms Warby said she let the cat outside when she left for work at about 8.30am. The cat was dead an hour later.
“I let her out during the day and try to keep her in at night,” she said.
“She always came home.”
Ms Warby said the RSPCA told her they would launch an investigation. She said she reported the crime to Orange police.
Anyone with information is urged to contact police on 6363 6399.