£2,000 Reward Offered to Help Find the ‘Cat Ripper of Croydon’
For Immediate Release:
15 December 2015
Jennifer White +44 (0) 20 7837 6327, ext 222; [email protected]
£2,000 REWARD OFFERED TO HELP FIND THE ‘CAT RIPPER OF CROYDON’
PETA Warns That Animal Abusers Are a Serious Threat to Whole Community and Likely to Escalate Behaviour Unless Stopped
Croydon, South London – PETA is offering a reward of up to £2,000 for information leading to the arrest and conviction of the person responsible for killing and dismembering cats in Croydon and West Norwood. According to reports, seven cats in the area have been found dead in recent months. Many of them had either been disembowelled or had their heads and tails removed – and other people in the area have reported that cats have returned home with stab wounds. Locals fear that the perpetrator may have killed as many 32 cats over the last two years.
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PETA is urging residents to keep a watchful eye on their animal companions and to keep them indoors. Because animals cannot report incidents of abuse against them and can do little to fight back, they are the perfect “practice” victims for violent people.
“The pain and fear that any of these cats experienced is unimaginable, so it’s imperative that any community faced with such sadistic and violent acts take measures to find the culprit and bring him or her to justice”, says PETA Associate Director 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 the RSPCA on 0300 1234 999.
For more information about helping animals, please visit PETA.org.uk.