PETA Offers Gbp 1,000 To Help Find Thugs Who Seriously Injured Cat In Cruel Gun Attack

For Immediate Release:
23 December 2010

Sandra Smiley 0207 359 9229, ext 229; [email protected]

Ferndown, Dorset – PETA is offering a reward of up to £1,000 for information leading to the arrest and conviction of the person or persons who shot a cat and left him to die near his home in Ferndown, Dorset. The 1-year-old cat, named Springer, underwent emergency surgery to remove air gun pellets from his spleen and intestines and is now recovering at home. The veterinarian who treated Springer reportedly said that the attack was one of the worst cases of cruelty to animals he had seen.

Would you please share this information with your audience? It may be the only way to apprehend those responsible for this heinous act.

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

The public has good reason to be concerned about animal abuse in the area. According to law-enforcement agencies and leading mental-health professionals, perpetrators of violent acts against animals are often repeat offenders who pose a serious threat to all animals – including humans.

History shows that serial rapists and murderers often have a history of cruelty to animals. Violent criminal Steven Barker; child-killers Mary Bell, Robert Thompson and Jon Venables and serial murderers Ian Huntley, Thomas Hamilton (Dunblane massacre), Fred West and Ian Brady all started on their violent paths by deliberately harming animals. Raoul Moat, the gunman responsible for shooting his ex-girlfriend and killing her new partner and later himself, also reportedly had a history of abusing animals.

Anyone with information about this case is encouraged to contact PETA on 0207 357 9229.