FRAMINGHAM (CBS) – The Animal Rescue League of Boston’s Law Enforcement Department is investigating after a cat was shot by a “high-powered pellet gun” in Framingham.

The 1-year-old female cat was found shot in Framingham in late March. The cat, named Piri, was found along the 700 block of Waverly Street.

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A pellet left behind in a cat after it was shot in Framingham. (Image Credit: Animal Rescue League)

Piri was taken to Boston West Emergency Veterinary Hospital in Natick. An x-ray showed the pellet all but shattered the cat’s right elbow and damaged her left shoulder. Piri also suffered a lung contusion.

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After Piri was stabilized, she was taken to Metro West Humane Society in Ashland and continues to recover.

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Anyone with information is asked to call (617) 426-9170.