£2500 Reward Offered To Help Find Thug Who Shot Cat In The Neck

For Immediate Release:

9 October 2015


Jennifer White +44 (0) 20 78376327, ext 222; [email protected]

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

Newtownards, County Down – PETA is offering a reward of up to £2,500 for information leading to the arrest and conviction of the person or persons responsible for shooting a cat in the neck. The shooting is believed to have occurred in Scrabo Country Park. The animal was found injured in a neighbour’s garden and was immediately taken to a veterinarian for treatment. Miraculously, the cat managed to survive the shooting. This is one of several cat-shooting cases reported over the last few months in the Ards area.

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“It is imperative that any community faced with a violent act such as this take measures to find the culprit or culprits and bring them to justice”, says PETA 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 Newtownards Police Station on 101.

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