‘Despicable’ acts of cats poisoning

FELIXSTOWE: Police are today investigating the deaths of two cats who are believed to have been poisoned in the last week.

It is not known how many cats have been poisoned since the beginning of last week but two have had to be put down following illnesses.

All the cats affected were in the Felixstowe area.

Suffolk police have described the crime as despicable - although they are also following up other explanations as to how the incidents may have happened.

A spokeswoman for the police said: “It is despicable if somebody is targeting cats.

“Police are investigating how the cats came into contact with the poison and also investigating all possibilities including whether the cats would have access to it or whether it’s being done deliberately.”

Felixstowe is the second area where people have allegedly targeted cats in a poisoning spree.

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Last month three cats in the Rendlesham area had to be put down after they were poisoned with anti-freeze.

Police say they are taking the crimes seriously and will investigate thoroughly.

The spokeswoman added: “We have taken reports and believe other cats have been targeted as well.”

If you have any information contact investigating officers at Suffolk police by calling 01473 613500 and quoting reference FE/11/1898.

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