An eight-year-old boy collapsed and was taken to a hospital such was the emotional shock to him when he discovered that his eight-month-old kitten companion, Kiki, had been brutally murdered and beheaded by the cat killer known as the “Croydon Cat Killer”.
The Croydon Cat Killer has been in the news regularly for months now having killed an estimated 250 cats but the emotional impact on the families of the cats has not been highlighted until this story popped up online.
The boy’s mother posted on Facebook that Kiki had been beheaded in a neighbor’s garden.
“No words can express how I feel – leaves a hole in my heart. RIP my beloved baby.”
She also said:
“Son has just collapsed and ambulance taken him to hospital because of this.”
I hate to write this but we are told that the kitten’s head has not been found. The killer probably kept it as a trophy.
The point of this story is the beautiful relationships that are often created between boys and girls and their cat companions. Perhaps we don’t really comprehend the depth of these friendships. They are little love stories.
On the other side of the coin is the heartache and emotional trauma that a child can suffer when that love story is shattered in to a million pieces in the most brutal way.
The person (or persons) must be found pronto. The police have admitted to struggling with the investigation. It is time to put more resources on the case.