I’m upset: Cats in the UK continue to be allowed outside despite a warning there are ‘cat killers’ in the neighborhood. Is this a thing in the UK because I just don’t understand why a cat owner would put their cat in harm’s way when warnings have been posted all over news media as well as social media.
Case in point is a cat named Timmy in Devizes. Timmy was thrown and kicked into London Road by two girls back on January 11. Then on January 23, he was found with his back legs tied together with a plastic bag. Why was he even back outside?
Devizes police are patrolling more frequently around the Quakers Walk estate but have yet to make any arrests. They are following up on a lot of leads, Sgt. Pete Foster told Gazette & Herald.
“This is a really horrible thing to happen. We are taking it very seriously. People have been outraged by what has happened. It is nasty that this same cat has been hurt again. We would like to hear from anyone who has any information. We have spoken to a number of people but as yet no-one has been arrested.”
Timmy’s owner said their cat is on house arrest and is getting ‘very bored.’ They call him ‘the most precious boy.’ There are a lot of comments from people in the area who are concerned about cat cruelty. I wonder how many of them are keeping their cats inside?
Anyone keeping up with the news in the UK knows there have been a lot of cat cruelty cases in Brighton and Croyden and now Devizes.
Take a look at the map. While the cases may or may not be related, it’s disturbing. Cat advocates are warning others on social media to keep their cats inside. A killer is on the loose.
It would be a bit different if these were homeless cats people couldn’t comfortably keep inside (as in feral) but most of the cats attacked have families who are turning them outside despite the warnings. Why? Then, when the unthinkable happens to their cat, they appear to shake their head and wonder how it could happen to their cat. Wake up!
Am I the only one who thinks this is wrong? Please state your opinion in the comment section below. Poor Timmy is using up his nine lives in a hurry. If he’s considered as precious as his family states, shouldn’t they do more to protect him?
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