£100 reward for shopping cat killer

WILL you shop the sicko who slaughtered a cat?A £100 reward has been offered to convict the thug who shot a beloved family pet with an airgun.Ipswich Cats' Protection League offered the money after reading the horrific report in the Evening Star about a family cat that was found dead in woods just off Bishop's Hill.

By Jessica Nicholls

WILL you shop the person who slaughtered a cat?

A £100 reward has been offered to convict the thug who shot a beloved family pet with an airgun.

Ipswich Cats' Protection League offered the money after reading the horrific report in the Evening Star about a family cat that was found dead in woods just off Bishop's Hill.


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Today, Judy Mills, co-ordinator of the Cats' Protection League said she was horrified when she read the story and hoped the incentive of a reward – which would be paid for information leading to an arrest and successful conviction – might encourage someone to come forward.

She said: "Hopefully there is someone out there who knows who did this. If it is kids maybe they will brag about it between themselves, but if it is kids, where do they get their guns from?

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"It is absolutely disgusting that people can do this."

The reward will be given to anyone who provides information leading to the conviction of the person responsible for shooting the cat.

Several cats in the Bishop's Hill area mysteriously went missing after Paul Grace and Claire Barnett found their pet dead, back in May.

The cat had been missing from its Mitre Way home for just one day when it was discovered in woodland by two young boys.

Paul and Claire had posted leaflets around the area to see whether the cat had been spotted and the two youngsters phoned to say that a cat matching that description was lying dead.

The cat had been shot in a sickening attack between her front paws.

When the leaflets were posted in the area six people phoned up to say that their cats had also gone missing.

At the time Paul said: "One woman rang up and said that she had found an airgun pellet wedged in the roof of her Wendy house.

Anyone with information about the shooting should call Suffolk police on 01473 613500.

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