SOLVED: £2,000 Reward Granted to Witness Who Helped Put Surrey Cat Killer Behind Bars

Posted by on February 21, 2017 | Permalink

PETA is awarding £2,000 to a witness whose testimony led to the conviction of Farncombe resident Franky Mills, who was sentenced to 24 months’ imprisonment at a young offenders prison, after shooting seven cats in the Guildford and Cranleigh areas.

Among his victims were Ruby, a beloved family cat who was shot in the neck and had to be euthanised as a result of her injuries, and Coco, who fortunately survived but had to have an eye removed because of the wounds that Mills inflicted.

We’re delighted that our reward has helped make Surrey a safer place with Mr Mills behind bars, and we commend Surrey Police for its efforts to apprehend him.

Animal abusers are a danger to everyone: they take their issues out on whoever is available to them – human or non-human. It’s imperative that people who suspect that cruelty to animals is taking place voice their concerns to the police so that culprits can be swiftly brought to justice.

Crimes against animals should be taken extremely 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. PETA is currently offering another reward of up to £5,000 for information leading to the capture and conviction of the “Cat Ripper of Croydon”, who is believed to be responsible for the deaths of as many as 32 cats over the last two years. In many cases, the victims were disembowelled or their heads and tails were removed – and other people in the area have reported that cats have returned home with stab wounds. Anyone with information is encouraged to contact the RSPCA on 0300 123 4999.