A cat has suffered life-changing injuries after reportedly being shot with an air weapon.
Borders police have launched an investigation into the incident, which is believed to have happened between 9pm on Wednesday and 6.30am on Thursday in Walkerburn.
The 12-year-old pet was found by its owners on Peebles Road.
Constable Scott McIntosh said: “This was a sickening act, which has left the cat in a serious condition.
“Our thoughts are with its family at this time and we are carrying out enquiries into the matter.”
If you have any information, call 101 or Crimestoppers anonymously on 0800 555 111.