NOW FOUND 30/07/2010
Thank you for all your messages - Our WOODY has come home, 11pm on Wednesday - came running through the house making an awful meow (never heard him meow like that before but I suppose he was telling us what had happened!) Anyway he was clean, unhurt (apparently) and very skinny and dehydrated. Once he found us and told us all about it, he went to his food and water and gorged!
He seems ok , except late last night we noticed a patch of hair had come out by his left shoulder and was wet - on closer inspection, he has a burst abcess - hence vets trip today, they said it looks like a pellet gun wound, perfectly round. He is now home safe, getting lots of tlc and the odd horrible pink antibiotic put down his throat