£2,000 Reward Offered to Help Nab Disturbed Person Who Hanged Cat With Cable

For Immediate Release:

18 February 2016


Jennifer White +44 (0) 20 7837 6327, ext 222; [email protected]


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

Shelfield, West Midlands – PETA is offering a reward of up to £2,000 for information leading to the arrest and conviction of the person responsible for reportedly hanging a young black cat over a garden wall with a charger cable. According to reports, the cat’s claws were broken from the struggle, indicating that he may have been alive before he was hung. The macabre discovery was made early on February 13 on Green Lane in Shelfield. The cat was found wearing a brown collar with a blue footprint design.

“It’s imperative that any community faced with a sadistic and violent act like this take measures to find the culprits and bring them to justice”, says PETA Associate Director Elisa Allen. “Animal abusers are a danger to everyone: they take their issues out on whomever 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 Brady, Thomas Hamilton (the Dunblane school massacre), Ian Huntley, Raoul Moat, Dennis Nilsen and Fred West – all started out by deliberately harming animals.

Anyone with information about this case is encouraged to contact the RSPCA on 0300 123 8018.

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