Calling all cat lovers in London and animal lovers worldwide: there is a horrific cat killer on the loose in Croydon. PETA is offering a£2,000 reward to help catch theculprit who has now claimed the lives of over 30 cats in London.
The most recent victim was nine-year-old Missy, who was discovered with her head and tail cut off in a hedge in Coulsdon on December 7. Missy's family are 'absolutely devastated' after the mystery personknown as the "Croydon Cat Killer" has claimed yet another cat's life.The brutal killer has been killing cats around London for over two years now. He has mutilated and beheaded between 7and 10 cats in the Croydon area over the last few months, and more than 30across London.
Another cat, Amber, was found decapitated and discarded in woodlands just one day after she went missing. Some of the cats' bodies have been so vilely mutilated that they have only been identified through their microchips. Amber's human, Wayne Bryant, stumbled uponhis beloved cat's dead body whilst searching for her in woodland opposite his home in Croydon.
Surrey Police are making all their efforts to find the mystery killer, who is feared to be wielding a machete and keeping the cats'body parts as trophies.Sergeant Ross Spanton, from Surrey Police, said:
I would like to reassure the local community that active enquiries are underway to identify those responsible and I would urge anyone with any information to contact police.
Local cat lovers have taken to the streets protesting against such heinous crimes. You can keep updated with South Norwood's Animal Rescue Facebook page.The rescue group has now raised over£5,000 for tests to be taken on the cat's bodies, in order to try and identify the killer.Boudicca Rising, from the South Norwood Animal Rescue and Liberty (SNARL) animal centre said:
I bloody well hope it will lead to a criminal conviction.
We bloody well hope so too. These sadistic and monstrousacts defy belief, and whoever is committing suchbutchery needs to be brought to justice before they can act again.PETA are offering a£2,000 reward to help catch the 'Cat Ripper of Croydon'. Please share this information so we canapprehend those responsible for thesebarbaric acts.Anyone with information is being urged to call police on 101 or Crimestoppers anonymously on 0800 555111.