A feral cat who was paralyzed after being shot with a pellet gun in the east end has been euthanized, one of the animal’s caretakers tells CityNews.

John Young, who frequently fed Panda and other feral cats, said the decision was made in conjunction with the injured cat’s primary caregiver, Abena Odure, and veterinarians.

Panda’s story touched a nerve in Toronto, after the cat – one of a colony of eight strays near Gerrard Street East and Broadview Avenue — had been missing for a couple of days and then turned up at his feeding station on Tuesday dragging his hind legs.

“I really want this person to pay,” said Odure. “I really want the person to go to jail.”

Veterinarian Ryan Aguanno at the Bay Cat Hospital examined Panda and found clear evidence on an X-ray of two pellets in his body, between his front and hind legs.

Young who feeds the feral cats in his driveway said he was shocked by this animal abuse.

“This could be a psychopath in training,” he said.

Police say it’s now a criminal matter and the OSPCA is investigating.