We were alerted to a deceased cat that was found in Rochester on the 22nd of October around 11am. The finder was very perplexed with their findings and knew something wasn’t right so asked us to attend to help.
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.
After a few hours we noticed the owner joined our facebook group looking for her Tango. We had to get in touch with her at that point as we don’t like the thought of anyone searching for their baby and wandering where they are. The owner is completely distraught, we have been in touch with her every day. She is now in touch with SNARL and Kent Police.
The police have attended and have taken statements and photographic evidence of the situation.
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 like to 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 see something that doesn’t sit right then please report. This is where curtain twitching comes in very handy indeed.
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: