Keep your cats inside! 14 cats in the UK knifed by Brighton cat killer
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An urgent please has been sent out (by me) to keep your cats inside if you live in the vicinity of Brighton in the UK. When this POC article was posted November 20 there were seven victims. The count has risen to 14.

Poppy died from her injuries (The Argus)

The police are hunting the suspected killer who is knifing cats within the same square mile of Ditching Rose. The cats returned home with their intestines hanging out.

A Southwick Green cat owner, Emma Packer and her children are devastated after their cat Poppy came home last Friday. Poppy smashed against the catflap and collapsed on the landing once she pushed her way it. Emma says Poppy was bleeding everywhere.

In a report by The Argus, Emma described the horror

“My husband was covered in her blood and we rushed her to the vets and called the police. We just don’t have that sort of money (£3,000). We spoke to animal charity the PDSA and they said they would operate. But they then rang us back and said the operation was too much. They fixed the holes in Poppy but she had died shortly afterward.”

Poppy had been stabbed in the lung by a person with a knife, the veterinary clinic determined. Emma also said another of her cats came home limping the same night Poppy was attacked.

The Sussex police are dealing with multiple cat mutilations under “Operation Diverge.” According to Prevention Inspector Dan Hiles they’re investigating 14 reports of cats being injured in the city.

Southwick Green

They’re asking the public to report any suspicious activity around the London Road railway station and the North Laine areas to report online sussex.police.uk/appealresponse or call 101 quoting “Operation Diverge.”

I just don’t understand why people who must have read the news continue to allow their cats to roam outside unsupervised when so many cats have mutilated. What’s it going to take to convince them the risk is too high? Are cat given more freedom outside in the UK than in the U.S.?

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Keep your cats inside! 14 cats in the UK knifed by Brighton cat killer — 11 Comments

  1. Apparently you…(you need to comply with the comment rules if your comments are to be published – Admin)

  2. My nickname is Paranoid Elisa and this is one reason why. I’ve reported on HUNDREDS of cat cruelty cases. Even in my own neck of the woods where people are laid back there are coyotes, copperheads, wild hogs and stray dogs. My house has plenty of cat entertainment areas and are quite happy inside.

  3. This is totally insane. Whether a cat is allowed outside or not, no animal deserves or should be subjected to this cruel fate. My heart is bleeding for these precious souls barbarically tortured and murdered. I hope that the police will search for, find, and prosecute the subhuman(s) responsible for these deaths.😱😠😓😓

    • The “subhuman(s) responsible for these deaths” is already known. It is 100% the responsibility of the cat-owner(s) that let their cats roam free. They caused this to their own cats. If their cat is ran over by a car why is there no outrage to have all automobile drivers taken in and jailed and punished? It does not matter ONE BIT how a cat dies, the fault still lies 100% with the owner of it.

      If you treat your cats like a 100% expendable thing, like a bit of used tissue being blown down the street by letting it run into traffic and worse, then how do you expect anyone else on the planet to care more about your cat than you do? To the rest of the world you have made your cats to appear of no more value than some discarded toilet-tissue in the street.


      This comment is provocative and highly inaccurate. It is like saying that a woman wearing a short skirt is 100% responsible when she has been raped. Your future comments will be moderated and deleted unless you improve.


      Yes, you are right about one thing, “this is totally insane”, to let an animal that you claim to love die from your own criminal neglect. That is truly insane. That’s why there are laws on the books in every county of ever state of the USA for animal neglect and animal endangerment. If you let your cat roam free you are in direct violation of those laws–laws written to teach immature humans how to truly care for a pet of theirs. Humans who let cats roam free are no more emotionally nor mentally mature than a 5 year-old. If they can’t be taught by laws, then perhaps they’ll grow up every time their cat comes home half-dead with their guts hanging out. Maybe that’s the only way to teach all of you. Nothing else seems to be working.

      Why do you think law-enforcement could care less too what happens to your cats? You certainly don’t care, why should they waste their valuable time on your complaints that your toilet-tissue-cat in the street got ran over by a car, or worse.

      How many more gutted-alive cats will it take before you all learn your lesson, a lesson that even a 5 year-old could understand and learn from, to never do that again the next time they get another cat.

      Yes, you’re all just that phenomenally stupid and irresponsible. May all your cats be gutted alive. Then maybe you’ll learn. Those in the UK who claim they are “civilized” are no more developed than cave-men today. They just don’t get it and never will. Maybe it’s all those centuries of in-breeding that caused it.

      • “It is 100% the responsibility of the cat-owner(s) that let their cats roam free. They caused this to their own cats. ”

        That is complete nonsense. It is like saying that a woman wearing a short skirt is 100% responsible when she has been raped. It’s pure BS just like your comment. You are banned.

        • A completely false-equivalency.

          Try this one: If you let your human toddler wander around outside and it gets kidnapped or drowns in a stream or gets raped and killed, whose fault is that? THE PARENTS’ FAULT, 100%!!!

          You ALL already know the dangers of letting any valued life go where it wants unattended, one that can’t fend for itself, why on earth would you say such stupidity? What’s your next ridiculous reply? Teach cats to carry weapons to defend themselves when out in the real world? Give them cellphones so they can call the police when they are being attacked? (You know, like adult humans do who walk around unarmed and defenseless.)

          Why on earth you are siding with promoting an excuse to let your cats roam free only proves that you don’t care one bit about the lives of any used-toilet-tissue-cats either. I guess more will have to be gutted alive until you too learn your lesson and change your stupid tune.

          The next 100 cats that are gutted alive are now YOUR fault for promoting your lunatics’ false-equivalency excuse that others will use to kill their own cats from their criminal neglect. I hope they drop those gutted cats at your doorstep so you can see what you caused with your ignorant deflection and lame excuse.

          • You are getting mixed up.

            “Try this one: If you let your human toddler wander around outside and it gets kidnapped or drowns in a stream or gets raped and killed, whose fault is that? THE PARENTS’ FAULT, 100%!!!”

            If the baby is kidnapped the major fault (90%) is the criminal’s who does the kidnapping. The parents were negligent but not criminal.

            My analogy is correct. I don’t promote letting cats wander freely. The law lets then wander freely and as the law reflects the wishes of the people of America, they, in general, wish it.

  4. This is totally insane. Whether or not a cat is allowed outside, no animal should be subjected to this cruel fate. My heart is bleeding for all of these precious souls. Praying that the police will search for, find, and prosecute the subhuman responsible for barbarically torturing and murdering these poor cats. 😱😠😓😓

  5. Cultural norms are very hard to change. Education is needed, but honestly speaking, many cat guardians here are woefully ignorant of domestic feline behaviour & the vulnerabiity it causes.

    It’s a can’t be bothered/won’t happen to our cat/low regard for cats/ignorance issue here.

    As with the UK Animal Killer, few animal guardians took notice until their animals were found brutally mutilated and dead.

    The very least that cat guardians here in the UK can do is to keep their cats inside at night.

    I wonder how long it will be before the same cat hating old professor, who got Operation Takahe (UK Animal Killer) shut down by incorrectly blaming foxes for the deaths, gets Operation Diverge shut down?

    Cats deserve better than this, from guardians, the public, animal welfare organisations and the police.

    Brighton has a seriously “cosmopolitan” population. It has been considered a “flypaper for freaks” by many.

    PEOPLE OF BRIGHTON KEEP YOUR CATS INSIDE AT NIGHT!

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