Two cats shot in Stansted - RSPCA appeals for information

PUBLISHED: 13:40 29 January 2018

The bodies of the two dead cats found in Stansted. Picture: Contributed

The bodies of the two dead cats found in Stansted. Picture: Contributed

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The RSPCA is appealing for information after the bodies of two dead ginger cats were found near empty gun cartridges in Forest Hall Road, Stansted on January 11.

A member of the public contacted the RSPCA after seeing a post on Facebook about the cats.

An RSPCA inspector attended and collected the bodies which had been laid out about three feet apart and facing in opposite directions. They were too decomposed to identify the sex of the cats and they were not microchipped. One cat had a hole in their head, while another had a cartridge pushed into their body.

RSPCA Animal Collection Officer Anna Glozier said: “While I cannot be sure what has happened I am looking at the possibility that someone has taken the cats to this location and then shot them at close range.

“This was an awful incident to see and I am keen to speak to anyone who has any information as to who may have owned these cats or who knows what happened and why they were found like they were.

“I would appeal to anyone who may have been in the area or may have seen anything which may help us piece together what happened.

“If anyone has any information we would urge them to contact me in complete confidence on our inspector’s appeal line on 0300 123 8018.”

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