— “The animals have been cut with a “sharp object.
... It's difficult as the cats are (often) found at midday and then we
have to work out when they were last seen — the ones with owners that is.”
- Andy Collin, Detective Sergeant, Croydon, U. K. Police Dept.
— “There have been upwards of 50 cats, rabbits and foxes found dead,
apparently murdered, near London over the past couple of years.”
- South Norwood, U. K., Animal Rescue and Liberty (SNARL)
March 6, 2016 London Borough of Croydon region 12 miles south of London, England - There have been some fifty bloodless cat, fox and rabbit mutilations between January 2014 to January 2016, centered around the Borough of Croydon in the county of Surrey a little south of London. Since the end of December 2015, PETA in England has increased a reward for information to convict “cat killers” up to £5,000 ($7,116). The South Norwood Animal Rights and Liberty (SNARL) group near Croydon is appealing for anyone with information or concerns about cat mutilations to contact them: SNARL 07957-830490 or 07961-030064.
Croydon Police Detective Sergeant Andy Collin is leading the cat mutilation investigation and says the cats mutilations are “one of the most bizarre” investigations in his 28-year-career. Recently he told the Croydon Advertiser that the animals have been cut with a “sharp object. ... It's difficult as the cats are (often) found at midday and then we have to work out when they were last seen — the ones with owners that is.”
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