£2,000 Reward Offered to Help Find Person Responsible for Shooting Cat

For Immediate Release:

15 May 2015


Sascha Camilli +44 (0) 20 7837 6327, ext 235; [email protected]


Group Warn That Animal Abusers Are a Serious Threat to Whole Community and Likely to Escalate Behaviour Unless Stopped

Ongar, Essex – PETA are offering a reward of up to £2,000 for information leading to the arrest and conviction of the callous person or persons who murdered a family’s cat by shooting her at point-blank range near Castle Street in Ongar.

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“It is imperative that any community faced with a sadistic and violent act such as this take measures to find the culprit or culprits and bring them to justice”, says PETA UK spokesperson Elisa Allen. “Animal abusers are a danger to everyone – they take their issues out on whoever is available to them, human or non-human, and must be caught before they act again.”

History shows that past incidents involving cruelty to animals regularly appear in the records of serial rapists and murderers. Young killers Mary Bell, Robert Thompson and Jon Venables as well as serial murderers Ian Huntley, Thomas Hamilton (the Dunblane massacre), Fred West, Dennis Nilsen, Ian Brady and Raoul Moat all started out by deliberately harming animals.

Anyone with information about this case is encouraged to contact police on 101 or 01245 491491.

For more information about helping animals, please visit PETA.org.uk