The Miami-Dade County Police Department is investigating after someone shot a cat in the leg with a BB gun last month in Miami Lakes, authorities said.
Monica Concepcion told police that she arrived home near Lewis Road and Miami Lakeway South on Aug. 24 and found one of her pets, a white cat named Blanquito, was hurt.
Concepcion rushed the nearly year-old Blanquito to the veterinarian, where X-rays showed the cat had foreign objects in his leg, police said.
The veterinarian performed surgery and removed several BB pellets, police said.
Concepcion said Blanquito got an infection after the surgery, but he finally returned home on Monday.
Residents said they want people in the Miami Lakes neighborhood to be on alert and to call police with whatever information they have.
Anyone with information about the case is asked to contact Miami-Dade Crime Stoppers at 305-471-TIPS.