Heart Breaking Case

Hi everyone – we just wanted to say that we know this is heartbreaking case, particularly as the bodies mount up, each one a life lost that should never have been so.

We mourn each one of those lives.

However, it’s a difficult case to solve, with random killings happening across a massive area, every one of which needs to be documented, investigated, checked, double-checked and then bodies examined to see whether or not the killings match, something which takes time.

Alongside the two cases reported, we have also been involved in the investigation of two others this week – one which was ruled out as not human-related and one which was unconfirmed as sadly the person who reported it was not able/ did not keep the body part safe. For every potentially linked case you see on here, in the background in a week, we’ve all been looking at a number of others too.

We retain absolute faith in the police team investigating – they have been busy all weekend, including on their days off and we know this because we have been busy ourselves, in contact with them.

So please don’t think for a moment that the police are not interested or not involved, they absolutely are and will continue to be.

We realised in November, when there was so much evidence that this had been ongoing for some time, and across a wider area than was first thought, that it would take time and it has and it will.

We are here until it’s solved. We’re not giving up and we’re not going away.

The single best thing you can still do is to share our pinned post (which we’ve just updated), so that people in other areas become aware it’s not just Croydon in which this is happening and in knowing, can keep their cats safe.

Thank you to every single one of you who reguarly shares that post, even though it’s not a pleasant thing to do.

Thank you also to our amazing leafleteers who go way above and beyond the call of duty, leafleting, talking to people, putting up posters, talking to shop owners, etc etc. We are so very grateful to each of you.

Thank you also to the lovely people who have sent us poosand (as we refer to it), noms (ditto) and items from our Amazon wish list. Tha cats and us are grateful! Our wishlist can be found here if anyone want to do the same https://www.amazon.co.uk/gp/registry/wishlist/…

Finally thank you also to the people who have sent us donations via paypal so we can cover the mortgage and bills for our rehoming centre whilst the investigation goes on and needs one of us to stay on it full time. If anyone wants to do the same our paypal is tjenko64@aol.com.

Thanks again every one of you – we couldn’t do this without you all xx


Help us change the cat sentencing law

Many of you following this page and in particular the horrible cat killings we have been investigating will be horrified to learn that should we catch the killer they may only get a maximum 2-year jail sentence. I have just come across this Government petition and I have signed it. Please sign and share this extensively as if it hits 1 100,000 signatures the Government will be forced to debate it in parliament. Thanks.




Need Urgent Help!

Hi everyone we are in urgent need of printing of flyers. Can anyone help us – we need several thousand to get the next set of flyering done. This is the most successful way of getting the message out so its vital we keep doing it. Please pm us if you can help.


M25 ANIMAL KILLER – WHAT YOU CAN DO TO HELP – Update

As most people are now aware, there have been upwards of 50 cats, rabbits and foxes found dead, apparently murdered, across London over the past couple of years.

The police are well aware of the issue and are running an active investigation into it.

If you see someone behaving suspiciously around a cat, PLEASE DIAL 999 IMMEDIATELY and report it. It doesn’t matter if it turns out to be nothing – the police want to know.

If you find a cat who has the following injuries:

Slashed neck/ decapitation and/or
Slashed belly and/or
Organs removed and/or
Pelvis removed and/or
Tail removed and/or
Leg/tail removed and/or
Any other injury which looks like it is a knife wound

Please:
Ask the person to contact us on 07957 830 490 or mobile 07961 030064 immediately

It is ABSOLUTELY VITAL that the body is/ parts are safeguarded and we will come out, even if it is after hours. We will liaise with the police and RSPCA to secure the scene.

If the animal is still alive please take him or her straight to the vet for treatment and call us as soon as you can afterwards.

Recent cases include:

Tosh in Belvedere, March 2015
Ukiyo in Addiscombe, September 2015
Amber in Shirley, October 2015
Oscar in West Norwood, November 2015
Unidentified cat in West Norwood, November 2015
Missy in Couldson, December 2015
“Charlton” in Charlton, December 2015
An unidentified black and white cat found killed next to Mitcham Common and confirmed now as linked, December 2015
Bella, killed in Mitcham in November 2015

An unidentified tabby cat found in Streatham on 19 January 2015 confirmed as a victim.

Two rabbits beheaded and de-tailed in a garden in South Norwood in November 2015.

Two cats and a fox found beheaded in the Crystal Palace triangle early in the morning of Monday 18 January 2016 which have been linked to this case.

A fox tail found on Davidson Road, which has been placed in a garden, was inconclusive but given the deliberate placement of the tail, is considered to be a victim.

Leo found deceased in Sutton on 22 January 2016, a week after he disappeared, confirmed as a victim.

A red, possibly Burmese cat found in South Croydon, confirmed as a victim.

A rabbit, found in Bristol Road, Morden – inconclusive on vet examination, but the positioning of the body suggests this poor babe was a victim

Maverick, found mutilated in N3 on 4 February 2016. Body is with the vet for post mortem.

Tigger, found in Stepney, E1, on the morning of 9 February, body not recovered but positioning of body, lack of blood at the scene and injuries strongly suggests he is a victim.

Unidentified black and white cat found in Addiscombe on 9 February. Body was retrieved on 10 February and is with the RSPCA for post mortem.

Tommy from Kenley, found dead on 12 Feb 2016

A fox found in New Addington on 15 Feb 2016, with an ear cut off (awaiting confirmation from post mortem)

A cat’s tail found in Beaumont Road, South Norwood (not recovered) on 15 Feb 2016

A cat found decapitated in Titchfield Road Carshalton on 15 Feb 2016

A cat found dead in Wearside Road, Peckham on 16 Feb 2016 (this has been ruled a possible RTA but as the RSPCA have said they think some of the animals are RTA victims before they arw mutilated, we are keeping him on our list.

A black cat found in Mottingham on 23 February.

A cat found in West Croydon on 23 February.

Goldie, a Bengal cat found dead in Roundshaw in Wallington on 25 Feb 2016

A fox found in Crystal Palace on 27 Feb 2016 with both ears removed.

42 other historic cases in Croydon and the outskirts of the Borough in the last two years and we have reports of other cases going back to 2008.

There is also some evidence to suggest that a rabbit killed a few weeks ago in South Croydon and two puppies killed and left in a South Norwood park two years ago are also victims.

This case was brought to our attention by the community and we are pretty sure that it will be solved as a result of the community’s efforts.

Thank you

Boudicca and Tony
SNARL



SNARL, RSPCA & The Police Service Are Now Joined Forces

We have just had an exceptionally productive meeting with the police and the RSPCA.

We have agreed to continue working together as we have been. Nothing will change in terms of callouts, or how things work in general but we are now all fully joined up.

We will continue to attend scenes and secure them whilst the RSPCA and/or police attend. The RSPCA will post mortem the bodies as they have been.

We will also continue to collate info on new and historical cases.

This doesn’t mean we will always agree with each other (which is healthy) but it does mean that the RSPCA is now fully briefed and we will now be working as a team with the police.

We have full confidence in the police team and now we have met the investigating RSPCA inspector, who has specific experience in this sort of crime, we have full confidence in him too.

This is a huge step in the right direction for the investigation and we are very pleased.


It has been an exceptionally busy day here at SNARL

It has been an exceptionally busy day here at SNARL.

We have taken over 50 phone calls, numerous texts, countless emails. We have had two calls about historical cases which match ours. Thank you to the people who called us.

We have also spent time talking to the press today and will be issuing a press release shortly.

We are collecting Teddy the white cat shortly and he will be overnighting with us before going to his foster tomorrow. Efforts continue to find out whether he has an owner.

Tony is currently trying to retrieve the body of a road traffic accident victim. We don’t actually do this as a norm but couldn’t bear the thought of the poor babe lying in the road.

Tony met with officials from Croydon Council today to discuss the possibility of collecting bodies of possible victims and also to drive home the fact that the council were not following their own procedures for chip checking dead pets.

They have assured us that they are now doing this so we hope we won’t be receiving any more calls to say the council helpline have told a resident to put the body in their rubbish bin.

Whether or not they are going to work with us and notify us when their contractors discover bodies that could be victims is another matter. This is highly frustrating and we hope that they have a think about how their inaction here is potentially thwarting this investigation.

A big thank you to Richard Beeson for joining Tony this afternoon.

A very big thank you also to everyone who contacted Peta today. They have now decided to mention us in despatches.

I think, without being bitchy about it, we need to make it quite clear that whilst they have been brilliant about offering a reward, they do not have an investigative team in the UK and are not set up to take calls, collect bodies or gather evidence. They are not investigating this because they are not set up to do this here and they have no idea about the considerable amount of police resource being deployed.

I have worked with a Peta investigator from the US on other cases and I have a huge amount of respect for him and the people in his office. That respect remains in place.

There is a place here for every single organization keen to catch the killer and we need to pool our resources and work together, not against each other.

Thank you to everyone for your likes, shares, comments and messages.

We WILL catch this person/people.


M25 ANIMAL KILLER – WHAT YOU CAN DO TO HELP

As most people are now aware, there have been a number of victims of the person killing cats and across London. In brief, cases include:

Ukiyo in Addiscombe
Amber in Shirley
Oscar in West Norwood
Unidentified cat in West Norwood
Missy in Couldson
“Charlton” in Charlton
An unidentified black and white cat found killed next to Mitcham Common and confirmed now as linked
Bella, killed in Mitcham in November

An unidentified tabby cat found in Streatham on 19 January 2015 confirmed as a victim.

Two cats and a fox found beheaded in the Crystal Palace triangle early in the morning of Monday 18 January 2016 which have been linked to this case.

A fox tail found on Davidson Road, which has been placed in a garden, was inconclusive but given the deliberate placement of the tail, is considered to be a victim.

Leo found deceased in Sutton on 22 January 2016, a week after he disappeared, confirmed as a victim.

A red possibly Burmese cat found in South Croydon, confirmed as a victim.

A rabbit, found in Bristol Road, Morden – inconclusive on vet examination, but the positioning of the body suggests this poor babe was a victim

Maverick, found mutilated in N3 on 4 February 2016. Body is with the vet for post mortem.

Unidentified tabby cat in E1 found on the morning of 9 February, body not recovered but positioning of body and injuries strongly suggest he/ she is a victim.

Unidentified black and white cat found in Addiscombe on 9 February. Body was retrieved on 10 February and is with the RSPCA for post mortem.

42 other historic cases in Croydon and the outskirts of the Borough in the last two years and we have reports of other cases going back to 2008.

There is also some evidence to suggest that a rabbit killed a few weeks ago in South Croydon and two puppies killed and left in a South Norwood park two years ago are also victims.

If you hear about any further domestic or wild animals been injured or found dead with the following:

Slashed neck/ decapitation and/or
Slashed belly and/or
Organs removed and/or
Pelvis removed and/or
Tail removed and/or
Leg/tail removed and/or
Any other injury which looks like it is a knife wound

Please:
Ask the person to contact us on 07957 830 490 or mobile 07961 030064 immediately

Report the finding to the police either by calling 999 if they are at the scene or 101 if it is some time since they saw/ found the body/ parts.

It is ABSOLUTELY VITAL that the body is/ parts are safeguarded and we will come out, even if it is after hours to collect any body or body parts for examination by the vet working on this case.

If the animal is still alive please take him or her straight to the vet for treatment and call us as soon as you can afterwards.

If you see anyone behaving suspiciously, particularly if they are carrying a knife or bladed weapon, please call 999 (this advice comes directly from the police) immediately.

This case was brought to our attention by the community and we are pretty sure that it will be solved as a result of the community’s efforts.

Thank you

Boudicca and Tony
SNARL


A Few Thank Yous

We have a number of “thank you” posts to do but the first is to say a massive thank you to Claire and her partner who not only took Teddy in when he wandered up to their house, dirty and distressed, but who looked after him, played with him, fed and assessed him and after all of that, gave us a donation towards getting him neutered, vaccinated and chipped.

Tonight Teddy is happily exploring the kitten room, accompanied by some new friends, the bed that he loves and was also donated to us in one corner so he has a safe space to retreat to.

It could have been so different – we could have been picking his mutilated remains up instead. He is so friendly he would be at immediate risk, outdoors and in this area.

A big thanks to both of you xx


Now Accepting Donations

As many of you are aware, we have up until now been a self-funding rescue. Tony and I have always worked and we have not solicited funds for doing what we do. We are both in principle, opposed to asking for support to do something that is our choice.

We did run a gofundme for post mortems and forensic tests but that money is strictly for that purpose. We have raised it for those reasons and we have an audit and justification process to go through before funds are released. This is exactly as it should be as it isn’t our money but other people’s money that has been donated for very specific purposes.

A number of you lovely people have offered us donations which we have up until now turned down, for the reasons stated above.

However, we are now at a point where we needed to decide whether we carry on being a focal point of this investigation or whether Tony goes back to full time work.

We have spent the last few weeks throwing this back and forth between ourselves and as today amply demonstrated, this needs at least one of us working on it full time.

So we have finally (apologies for the delay, we really both are uncomfortable with this) come to the decision that if we are to carry on, we need to accept donations.

The money will be spent on petrol costs, food, litter, car expenses, housing, all the usual things we need to continue in two separate houses, which is essential, considering that the welfare and happiness of the cats in our care.

We will be keeping a full set of books and we will, once this is over, be looking to go down the route of becoming a proper charity.

Currently, we spend around £600 a month on food, litter, vets bills and medication and this is before we factor in both mortgages and associated costs of running two homes, investigation costs, phone bills (which have rocketed lately) etc.

We have also debated long and hard about how we accept funds. The need to keep our location secret is a factor, also gofundme and other fundraising sites take a substantial cut.

We will never be a charity that spends donations on admin or advertising and the thought of people’s hard earned money being spent on “admin” is repugnant.

After a fair amount of research, we think PayPal is the best option for now.

Apologies again for previously appearing to be ungrateful, we are not at all (we have a big thank you post to do regarding our wish list) – we just really needed to think hard about this before we made any decisions around it.

Thank you so much for your support, offers of help and offers to donate. As of today, we will be accepting them.

Our PayPal is tjenko64@aol.com. If you wish to donate but don’t use PayPal, let us know by private message and we will find a way forward.

Thank you all very much and apologies again for the time it’s taken to make this decision.