On Monday, August 16, the Animal Welfare Society of SA dispossessed the suspected Manenberg cat serial killer of his hunting partners – a vicious Pitbull Cross and feisty Short-Haired Terrier Cross.
After viewing CCTV footage from two independent sources, the AWS strongly suspects that this is how the individual catches the cats before torturing, disembowelling and dumping their bodies.
Both dogs have extensive scarring to their faces that clearly indicates they were clawed by cats. However, this is to be verified by the Senior Veterinarian, whose findings will play a crucial part in the case.
According to residents, the dogs are vicious and have bitten people before.
“We suspect their aggression to be as a direct result of gross neglect by the individual unanimously singled out as their owner who disingenuously denies any involvement in the cat killings and ownership of the dogs this despite the CCTV footage, their scars and fact that we confiscated both dogs from his home that doubles up as a shambolic scrap yard,” says the Animal Welfare Society of SA.
In the mean time, two more cat bodies were discovered on the morning of August 17 in Renoster Walk Manenberg. Both cats were allegedly bludgeoned to death with a heavy blunt object or brick. The number of cats viciously killed since July 15 now stands at 42.
“Their pulverized bodies were left out in the open as if to taunt us and cause maximum uproar but nothing will deter us from catching this evil individual whose reign of terror is about to come to an abrupt end,” the AWS said.
The Animal Welfare Society of SA has increased the reward to R10 000 for any information leading to the arrest and conviction of the killer.
“We are one or two pieces of the puzzle away from apprehending this murderous maniac and we implore the community to continue providing us with leads and information.”
Please call (021) 692 2626 during office hours or 082 601 1761 after hours to report anything suspicious. You will remain anonymous.