Reward of up to £2,000 Offered to Nab Thug Involved in Crewe Cat Shooting

Crewe, Cheshire – 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 a cat with an airgun. The cat, a tabby with white markings, was found on Frank Webb Avenue unable to walk properly and with multiple injuries, including damage to his spine. He had to be euthanised due to the extent of his injuries.

This incident follows the shooting of a cat in the head on nearby West Street in January. The RSPCA is urging anyone with first-hand information about the latest shooting to call its cruelty line on 0300 1234 999 and quote incident number 1176347.

“It’s imperative that any community faced with cruel and callous acts such as this take measures to find the culprit and bring them to justice,” says PETA Vice President Elisa Allen. “Animal abusers are a danger to everyone: they take their issues out on whomever is available to them – humans or other animals – 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; murderers Ian Huntley, Thomas Hamilton (the Dunblane massacre), and Raoul Moat; and serial killers Fred West, Dennis Nilsen, and Ian Brady all started out by deliberately harming animals.

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