Felixstowe: Anti-freeze linked to cat deaths

ANTI-freeze may have been used to kill at least three cats poisoned in the Walton area of Felixstowe, it was revealed today.

Police are still investigating the incidents and officers admit that there may be other pets that have died which they don’t know about.

They have issued a fresh appeal for information to try to track down if the poisonings are deliberate.

Francesca Williams, of High Road, Walton, firmly believes her two-year-old cat Mojo was deliberately poisoned.

She woke on August 31 to discover her mum and sister nursing Mojo, who was dying.

“Over the following two hours I watched as Mojo rapidly decreased in health, his back legs were paralysed and he was having regular fits,” she said.

“We were unable to contact a vet so we had to watch him suffer in excruciating pain, until his final terrible convulsions when he passed away.”

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She said Mojo had been “a real sweetie” and a “brilliant character”.

They had discovered from other cat owners in the High Road area whose pets had died that their vets reckoned it was anti-freeze.

“I was heartbroken to learn that other people’s cats have also been targeted and hope that whoever has deliberately tried to kill off our feline family members is brought to justice,” said Miss Williams.

“A lot of people don’t understand the relationships between humans and their pets but to some people, their animals are their life.

“I know some people don’t like cats but there are other ways to deter them and keep them out of your garden.”

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

? Anyone who feels their cat may have been targeted should call officers on 01473 613500, quoting reference FE/11/1898.