The Animal Welfare Society of SA received the independent Post Mortem reports on July 30 regarding the Manenberg cat cadavers that were sent to the Western Cape Government Veterinary Laboratory. However, the shelter says that their worst fears have been confirmed.
The veterinary pathologist’s comments and observations clearly state that the majority of cats that were brutally or maliciously killed were done by a person or a group of individuals.
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According to the Post Mortem Reports:
One of the cats died due to a severe blunt force trauma to her left dorsal thorax, leading to damage to the spine and multiple fractures to the ribs that then damaged the lungs.
This means she was viciously beaten to a pulp before being sliced open with a sharp blade and disembowelled.
Another cat suffered gruesome, fatal injuries and had post mortem alterations to his body. His right thoracic wall was removed and his injuries suggest it was done by a sharp blade.
In other words, he had been primitively dissected and gutted.
The report continues that the cat’s hearts and lungs were removed by severing the trachea and oesophagus at the thoracic inlet and cutting away part of the cat’s diaphragm.
This implies that someone had surgically removed a part of their rib cage and ripped out their hearts and lungs.
All reports that confirm how those few cats died are now clear evidence of “human intervention” (pre and post mortem) and neither of the deceased cats showed any signs of alleged dog trauma, but this might not be the case for all 37 cats that were killed to date.
“The traumatic manner in which these cats are being killed has significantly escalated to a degree like nothing ever seen before and we are now finding bodies chopped clean in half on the sidewalk,” says the Animal Welfare Society of SA.
“Now that we have a better understanding of how these cats are being massacred and what is killing them we have increased our reward to R7 000 for any information leading to the arrest and conviction of the perpetrator(s).”
“We have enhanced our investigative efforts by using technology that never sleeps and the once small group of dedicated community ‘cat patrollers’ led by Mr Abdul-Karriem Adams has evolved into a formidable force that is constantly feeding us with invaluable intelligence.”
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