On Thursday, July 29, Manenberg Police Station Commander finally conceded that “his front desk officials got it wrong” and agreed to open a formal case of animal cruelty.
This is a step in the right direction and improves the chances of catching whoever is responsible for the brutal slaying of an unprecedented total of 25 cats since the start of the killing spree on July 15.
The Animal Welfare Society of SA has exhumed the bodies of three cats and collected two fresh kills and sent them to the State Veterinary Pathologist at the Western Cape Department of Agriculture for a comprehensive and independent post mortem the results of which will help guide the investigating team and provide valuable forensic evidence.
“This distressing and perplexing massacre is about so much more than who, what, where and why. Regardless of whether these cats may have been killed by a person or animal – they need to be stopped!” says the Animal Welfare Society of SA.
“Someone out there knows the answers to these questions and we hope that they will come forward. Our reward that has been topped up by further donations has not yet yielded any positive results and is still available to anyone who can provide us with any information leading to the capture and conviction of the perpetrator(s).”
All affected pet owners are urged to please keep their cats indoors at night and to remain vigilant for any suspicious behaviour.
Please call (021) 692 2626 or 082 601 1761 or email [email protected] if you can add any value to our investigation.
Your anonymity is guaranteed and any anonymous tip-offs will be accepted.