2K Reward Offered to Nab Surrey ‘Serial Cat Attacker’

For Immediate Release:

4 April 2016


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


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

Guildford, Surrey – PETA is offering a reward of up to £2,000 for information leading to the arrest and conviction of the person(s) responsible for shooting cats in the Guildford and Cranleigh area. According to reports, at least six cats have been found in the past couple of weeks with an array of horrific injuries, including Coco, who, fortunately, survived but had to have her eye removed, and Ruby, who was shot in the spine and later had to be put down. Both of these attacks happened on March 22.

“It’s imperative that any community faced with sadistic and violent acts 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 whoever is available to them – human or non-human – and must be caught before they act again.”

PETA urges everyone always to keep their cats indoors and to report any suspected cases of cruelty to animals to authorities. It is vital that crimes against animals be taken seriously – for the safety of the entire community. Mental-health professionals and top law-enforcement officials consider animal abuse to be a red flag indicating a deep mental disturbance. Serial rapists and murderers routinely have histories of cruelty to animals. Just a few famous examples include Mary Bell, Robert Thompson, Jon Venables, Ian Huntley, Thomas Hamilton (the Dunblane massacre), Fred West, Dennis Nilsen, Ian Brady and Raoul Moat.

Anyone with information about this case is encouraged to contact the Surrey Police on 101. For more information about helping animals, please visit PETA.org.uk.