The mysterious Croydon cat killer (a person or persons) has been accused or killing and mutilating up to 400 cats for years. It all started in Croydon, SE London. Recently the Met Police (and other forces) threw resources at it to no avail. No one could find the mysterious killer of so many domestic cats. Other animals were killed and mutilated as well but predominantly cats. South Norwood Animal Rescue and Liberty – SNARL have been assisting the police.
Police give up
Consequently the police appear to have given up because an experienced veterinarian has said that they are convinced that the mutilations are man made. They have urged the police to reopen what is currently a closed case. The police have said that the cats were killed by cars and partially eaten by foxes. This smacks of finding an excuse to stop investigating because (a) they don’t want to spend any more money on the investigation because they are ‘only cats’ and (b) they haven’t a clue who the suspect is despite their best efforts.
Veterinarians disagree with police
Grove Lodge Veterinary Group posted on Facebook:
South Norwood Animal Rescue and Liberty – SNARL are surprised that the Metropolitan Police have ceased investigating. They also disagree with the police’s assessment that the cats were mutilated by foxes.
SNARL disagree with police
Below is one of many FB posts by SNARL supporting their argument that the cats have been killed by humans not animals. It is vital that the police reopen the investigation immediately.
I’d have thought that the way to move forward is clear. If an experienced veterinarian is certain that the mutilating cuts on the cat’s bodies were not made by an animal but a person, the police have no right to make an alternative, less credible assessment. It all leads to one conclusion: the police have decided to wash their hands of it because it is too tough to crack and they ain’t going to waste time and money on cats.