A neighbour (she does not know which one) of Angela Carey, 38, didn’t like her cat coming into his garden and pooping. He1 installed razor wire on the fence that Angela’s cat, Puss Puss, used to jump over as a way to get to a field behind her house.
On 6th July 2019 the person who installed the razor wire shooed Puss Puss as she was on the fence and near the razor wire. This caused her to be cut on her belly resulting in a severe injury. She was taken to the veterinarian who stitched it up. I don’t want to show the picture but I can vouch for the fact that the injury is very severe with a very large gash on her belly which has been stitched up.
“The scar is still massive and it’s going to take a while for her to heal. The vets said she could still die a week or so ago because the skin could start to die rather than heal, but she is doing better now. She doesn’t like going out as much anymore. It’s scary knowing it could happen again. In the card they threatened me saying my cat might not come home one day.”
Prior to this happening, Angela’s neighbour had sent a Christmas card to her in which he threatened two things. First he said that he would send her a Christmas gift and it would be her cat’s poop. Secondly, he said that one day her cat will not come home. You can see the Christmas card above.
Since these events Angel’s cat is scared to go out and she’s worried that the wound will not heal properly because her vet that said that Puss Puss could still die. Of course Angela is also frightened that her cat will be injured again. She is thinking of moving home.
One thing that she is not thinking about is keeping her cat inside. This is not something that British people do under these circumstances which quite frankly surprises me. This is a classic instance where a cat should be kept inside or an enclosure could be built around the garden. That’s not an attempt to criticise Angela, it is just an observation because these are extreme circumstances in which a cat is genuinely threatened.
Angela does not know which neighbour is making the threats or has installed the razor wire. I find that surprising I have to say because she says the person shooed her cat over the razor wire. That means that the razor wire was installed not on the neighbour’s fencing around his garden but on some other fencing backing onto an open field. The police are taking fingerprints and are investigating but they aren’t much use it seems to me. What about the handwriting? They have his handwriting. Why don’t they check the handwriting of near neighbors? Reason: it’s not worth the bother and anyway they consider it a civil matter. Comment: the person who did this could sued in the civil courts under the Occupiers Liability Act 1957 but I don’t have enough details to evaluate such a claim.
P.S. (1) I have decided that the neighbor is male judging by the handwriting and behavior. There is a slim chance that I am wrong.
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