Reward offered in Brackley cat killer case
An animal welfare group have put up a cash reward for information leading to the apprehension of the Brackley cat killer.
PETA UK (People for the Ethical Treatment of Animals) is offering a reward of up to £2,000 for information leading to the arrest and conviction of the person(s) responsible for beheading a seven-month-old kitten, named Neo, in Brackley last month.
Neo's guardian had to identify his mutilated remains at Croft Veterinary Centre, which said "a sharp implement was used" in the attack.
PETA director, Elisa Allen, said: "It's imperative that any community faced with cruel and callous acts such as this take measures to find the culprit and bring him or her to justice.
"Animal abusers are a danger to everyone, they take their issues out on whomever is available to them, humans or other animals and must be caught before they act again."
History shows that past incidents involving cruelty to animals regularly appear in the records of serial rapists and murderers.
Young killers Mary Bell, Robert Thompson, and Jon Venables as well as serial murderers Ian Huntley, Thomas Hamilton (the Dunblane massacre), Fred West, Dennis Nilsen, Ian Brady, and Raoul Moat all started out by deliberately harming animals.
Anyone with information about the case is urged to call the police on 101.
For more information about helping animals, please visit PETA.org.uk.