We were alerted to a deceased cat that was found in Chatham on the 19th of October around 11pm. We attended as soon as we could to collect and check for a chip. The cat was chipped, however it was apparent that the cat wasn’t involved in any type of accident.
Unfortunately this baby had been mutilated by a human being, the cat had injuries that would be consistent with someone using a very sharp blade to cut the cat in certain places.
We took photographic evidence and placed the cat into an evidence bag whilst trying not to disturb any evidence. We then contacted the police under the operation ‘Takahe’ and obtained a crime reference number for the incident. After getting the reference number we contacted our police contact at Kent Police and then our partner SNARL to alert them to our findings. Snarl are dealing with an animal killer that is going around mutilating animals, we have been their Kent hub to attend and collaborate with them and Kent Police.
We have alerted the owner and explained what has happened and what needs to be done next.
We have had to deal with a few cases in the Kent area so far. This is not a one off case and we don’t normally write about this on our website as this is very distressing for ourselves and everyone involved including members of the public.
We are writing to alert members of the public and to make people more aware to be vigilant in your area, to report any strange goings on around you and where possible to keep your babies safe indoors at night.
If you do find a deceased animal in the Kent area and you aren’t sure on what you need to do then please get in touch with us. We will collect and check the animal for a chip to try and trace the owners. You can also get in touch with Snarl by using the phone numbers in the poster below:
Rest in paws heaven little darling Tutan xxxxx