An animal lover says she is "heartbroken" after one of her cats was shot dead with an air rifle - and it came after a string of attacks on her other cats.

Yeliz Ozogul, who lives near Ponders End, believes someone in her neighbourhood is responsible for the attacks on her pets and believes her other kittens' lives are in "danger".

Two-year-old Dora was found with a fractured leg in April this year while Oreo was found with his tongue burnt - she believes he had been fed something toxic.

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Dora sustained a fractured leg - a vet has confirmed it was not the result of a traffic accident

On July 10, Galaxy was discovered with a wound on his neck which required stitches.

On August 4, Pepper was found dead in her next-door neighbour's garden.

Ms Ozugul, 38, took Pepper to the Queen Mother Hospital for Animals in Potters Bar. A mushroom-shaped pellet was found in the left side of Pepper's chest confirming she had been shot dead.

Ms Ozugul, a research scientist, said: "This is animal cruelty. What psycho is doing this? Animals are pure, very innocent, and they are all loveable. I'm in shock and I'm heartbroken. I just don't know how anyone can be so cruel.

"I'm so disappointed this can happen here. I've lived here for nine years. People should be warned and be aware that this is happening."

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She says she wants to find who is responsible but is concerned that neither the police or RSPCA have taken any action.

A spokesperson for the RSPCA said: "We are saddened that poor Pepper died as a result of being shot with an air gun. Our officer has visited her owner who told us that she has sadly experienced a spate of cruelty incidents against her four cats over the last six months.

"We would urge anyone who has any information as to how these cats have become injured to contact us or the police immediately. Anyone with any information can also contact the RSPCA in confidence on our inspector appeal line by calling 03001238018." A Met Police spokesperson said: "Police were contacted August 12 by a woman reporting the death of her cat in Enfield.

"The cat had been found deceased on August 4 and a post mortem carried out by a vet revealed it had been shot with a pellet gun.

"Officers have assessed all possible investigative leads and, at this time, the investigation has been closed. The owner of the cat has been informed.

"If any further information comes to light, this will be assessed and investigated where appropriate."