An international animal rights organisation is offering a £1,000 reward for information about the shooting of a pet cat in Fell Lane.

People for the Ethical Treatment of Animals (PETA) put up the cash after reading in the Keighley News about the attack on Kathryn Hyde’s ginger tom Honey.

Honey was shot in the stomach with a high-powered air rifle while playing outdoors. The bullet punctured her spleen and she had to be operated on. She is now recovering.

PETA spokeswoman, Suzanne Barnard, said the charity was offering a £1,000 reward leading to the arrest or conviction of the “person or persons responsible for this horrific crime”.

She added: “Animal abusers are cowards. They take their issues out on the most defenceless beings available to them.”

Mrs Hyde, of Prospect Mount, said she was “gobsmacked” by PETA’s offer.

Anyone with information is asked to contact Keighley Neighbourhood Police Team on 0845 6060606.