Thursday, June 29, 2006

Sick Sniper Stalks Ramsgate Pets

Thanet Extra reports that perverted “sniper” with an air rifle is targeting animals In Ramsgate. He has been described as "sick" by pet owner Joyce Sewell.

Her three cats, named Boy, Sparkles and Splinter, were shot at by a hidden gunman and hit by airgun pellets near their home in Manston Road, Ramsgate.

Mrs. Sewell said: "The cats survived but they were lucky. Whoever did this is the lowest of the low. Animals are easy targets and it is appalling that someone would prey on defenceless creatures."

The family discovered their pets had been hurt after returning from a weekend away.

Mrs Sewell added: "I urge any pet owners in our area to be on their guard and to report any incidents to the RSPCA. I hope the snipe doesn’t strike again."

The RSPCA says it would prosecute anybody in connection with the shootings

8 comments:

tony flaig said...

I have briefed MR Puss, who is maintaining a stoic attitude, but he seems maybe a tad edgy

Old Codger said...

The problem with cats and this lady has 3, is that they visit their neighbours' properties to urinate and defecate and kill nesting birds, fledglings and lack any sense of boundaries. As a result, cat ownership can be quite anti-social and trying on one's neighbours. Whilst not condoning cruelty to animals, I wonder if a cat harrassed bird lover had had enough of Mrs Sewells 3 cats?

David Chamberlain said...

Tell a cat to stick to boundaries. You either ban all pets or you allow them, which is it to be?

shernus said...

As someone who grows there own veg and herbs,and has two toddlers who love to play in the garden,what seems trivial to some can be rather serious, cats defocate were they like,when they like,and i for one will not tolerate my familys health ruined by these unwanted pests.

alex breadman said...

Surely dogs present more of an anti-social problem? I cant remember the last time i stepped on a cat turd while minding my own business. Maybe we should find a sniper to shoot people who dont clear up their dogs mess in public places.

David Chamberlain said...

So your own behavior has no effect on others? Cats crap so do people. You might not do it in someone's back yard but it goes somewhere. Maybe owners should try to encourage them to do it in a tray but unless cats are banned you'll just have to live and let live.

steamhammer said...

"cats crap and so do people" - this is very true but I would not spot someones door ajar and sneak in to relieve myself. I am certainly not condoning cruelty to animals but I have felt the anguish that people suffer due to others cats. It strikes me that people do not consider this when they choose their (often many) pets.

J.G.Burns said...

It seems like shooting up thanet pussies is getting more common than it used to be,it sounds like the prats in hats are hitting the target more often than they used to
J.G.Burns