The SPCA is asking the public for information on the shooting of two Auckland pets.
Mastiff cross Neo was killed after he was shot outside his Glendene home on February 7.
The bullet passed through his kidneys and intestines, before lodging in his bowel. He died during an operation to remove it.
It's believed he was shot with an air rifle, judging by the small size of the bullet.
On February 8, Leo the cat was shot just before 6pm on Lonely Track Road, Albany Heights, and the bullet lodged in his spinal cord.
He received veterinary treatment and is recovering, but may never regain the full use of his legs.
The SPCA says the incidents have been incredibly distressing for the families involved and it's important they are given answers about what happened to their pets.
"These incidents are awful and we take each case very seriously," a spokesperson said.
"The difficult challenge is to work out what happened so that the families may find closure."
The SPCA is asking anyone with knowledge of either incident to call the SPCA Auckland on (09) 256 7300.