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There have been a number of victims of the person killing cats and foxes in the M25 area, the majority in the Croydon area.
In brief, confirmed cases include:
Ukiyo in Addiscombe
Amber in Shirley
Oscar in West Norwood
Unidentified cat in West Norwood
Missy in Coulsdson
“Charlton” in Charlton
An unidentified black and white cat found killed next to Mitcham Common and confirmed now as linked
An unidentified tabby cat found in Streatham on 19 January 2015 confirmed as a victim.
Two cats and a fox found beheaded in the Crystal Palace triangle early in the morning of Monday 18 January 2016 which have been linked to this case.
A fox tail found on Davidson Road, which has been placed in a garden, was inconclusive but given the deliberate placement of the tail, is considered to be a victim.
Leo found deceased in Sutton on 22 January 2016, a week after he disappeared, confirmed as a victim.
A red possibly Burmese cat found in South Croydon, at the vet for examination.
A rabbit, found in Bristol Road, Morden – inconclusive on vet examination, but the positioning of the body suggests this poor babe was a victim
Maverick, found mutilated in N3 on 4 February 2016. Body is with the vet for post mortem.
Tigger, found in Stepney, E1, on the morning of 9 February, body not recovered but positioning of body, lack of blood at the scene and injuries strongly suggests he is a victim.
Unidentified black and white cat found in Addiscombe on 9 February. Body was retrieved on 10 February and is with the RSPCA for post mortem.
Tommy, found murdered in Kenley on 13 February 2016.
Plus, 36 other historic cases in Croydon and the outskirts of the borough in the last two years and SNARL have reports of other cases going back to 2008.
There is also some evidence to suggest that a rabbit killed a few weeks ago in South Croydon and two puppies killed and left in a South Norwood park two years ago are also victims.
But, what can YOU DO?
If you hear about any further domestic or wild animals been injured or found dead with the following:Slashed neck/ decapitation and/or
Slashed belly and/or
Organs removed and/or
Pelvis removed and/or
Tail removed and/or
Leg/tail removed and/or
Any other injury which looks like it is a knife wound
1. Ask the person to contact us on 07957 830 490 or mobile 07961 030064 immediately
2. Report the finding to the police either by calling 999 if they are at the scene or 101 if it is some time since they saw/ found the body/ parts.
It is ABSOLUTELY VITAL that the body/parts are safeguarded and we will come out, even if it is after hours to collect any body or body parts for examination by the vet working on this case.
If the animal is still alive please take him or her straight to the vet for treatment and call us as soon as you can afterwards.
If you see anyone behaving suspiciously, particularly if they are carrying a knife or bladed weapon, please call 999 (this advice comes directly from the police) immediately.
This case was brought to our attention by the community and we are pretty sure that it will be solved as a result of the community’s efforts.
Boudicca and Tony
PETA are also offering a reward for information that leads to a conviction. More details here.