Monday, April 25, 2011

Villagers employ security guard to catch cat killer after eight die from anti-freeze poisoning - 25th Apr 2011

Cat lovers paid thousands of pounds for security guards to patrol their neighbourhood after eight cats died from anti-freeze poisoning and another two vanished.

Families living in the village of Runwell, Essex, fear a killer is deliberately slaughtering their pets after the spate of deaths over an 18 month period.

Worried cat owners in the smart village have installed security fences to keep the animals off the streets.

Terry Lewis, 30, spent £10,000 on vets bills and dialysis trying to save his three cats Phoebe, Paige and Leo who were the first to be poisoned with anti-freeze in October 2009.

Mr Lewis put up warning posters in the area and spent £3,000 to hire security guards to patrol the area after they were torn down for five days running.

He said: 'I think the police should launch a murder inquiry. There is definitely someone behind this. If someone's prepared to hurt animals you don't know what else they might be prepared to do.' Read More