A Kent Police investigation has been launched after receiving two reports of cats in Snodland sustaining injuries which are believed to have been intentionally caused by a person.
One of the cats was found dead in Sandy Lane on 24 March 2021, while another had to be put down after it returned home injured on 25 March.
Officers have reviewed the circumstances and want to hear from anyone with information. Anyone who believes they can assist with enquiries is asked to contact Kent Police on 01622 604100 quoting 46/49177/21.
Additionally, any other cat owners who have concerns their pets may have been deliberately injured but have not made a report are encouraged to contact Kent Police through the force’s website or by calling 101.
You can also call the independent charity Crimestoppers anonymously on 0800 555111 or complete an online form at www.crimestoppers-uk.org
Sergeant Sarah Alvey, from Kent Police, said: ‘We understand that hearing of these incidents will cause concern for cat owners but please be assured we will follow up on any reasonable line of enquiry that is reported to us.
‘Our neighbourhood officers are also aware of the incidents and will remain vigilant for offending of this nature while they complete their routine patrols.
‘If there is anyone who believes they have information that can assist with enquiries, I would encourage them to contact us at their earliest opportunity.’
Sergeant Sarah Alvey