PETA Offers Gbp 1,000 To Help Nab Cat Killer

For Immediate Release:
4 June 2009

Sam Glover 020 7357 9229, ext 229; [email protected]

Swadlincote, Derbyshire – According to news reports, six cats died under suspicious circumstances in the Swadlincote area last week. Four of the animals were found in Truro Close, Midway, and two others were found near the area. Some of the cats appear to have been poisoned, possibly with antifreeze. These deaths follow the suspicious disappearance of three rabbits and the brutal decapitation of a cat in nearby Castle Gresley earlier in May. PETA is offering a reward of up to £1,000 for information leading to the arrest and conviction of the person or persons responsible for these apparent crimes.

PETA is also urging residents to keep a watchful eye on their animal companions and to keep them indoors. Because animals cannot report their own abuse and can do little to fight back, they are the perfect “practice” victims for those who tend towards violence.

“Animal abusers are cowards”, says PETA spokesperson Suzanne Barnard. “They take their issues out on the most defenceless beings available to them.”

Anyone with information about this case is encouraged to call the RSPCA on 0300 1234 999.

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