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The Manenberg alleged cat killer(s) strikes again, this time decapitating a tiny ginger kitten and leaving its severed head on the doormat of a resident of 3rd Avenue Sherwood Park. This is the 43rd cat to be killed since the start of the gruesome killing spree.
According to a statement by the Animal Welfare Society of SA released on Wednesday, August 25, the kitten’s head was x rayed and examined by their resident veterinarian who determined that it was deliberately chopped off by someone using what appears to be a sharp bladed instrument.
“We are unsure of the whereabouts of the remainder of the kitten’s body that might hold further clues as to who is committing these heinous atrocities.
“We have decided to significantly ramp up our investigative efforts and adopt a far more robust approach. As such, we have implemented an immediate self-imposed general media blackout on any further coverage of this case until we have something substantial to report,” the statement read.
Communication officer Allan Perrins further said that they have also discovered that Bobby (the black and white Terrier Cross) involved in at least two of the cat killings has a broken penis causing him great difficulty urinating.
“The likelihood that it was broken accidentally appears remote and we will add this grotesque act of alleged animal cruelty to the docket. We have also received the first of three independent behavioural assessments on the two dogs,” Perrins indicated.
Perrins says their report points to the dogs “working on a command from a human”, as this is a significant conclusion and gels with their observations.
The Animal Welfare Society also offers a reward of R20 000 to anyone who can provide them with information leading to the arrest and conviction of the killer(s).
Please call (021) 692 2626 or 082 601 1761 if you have any information that could help us solve this case.