Quick update

Hello to everyone new to the page. Only two of us run this page due to the nature of the information that comes in, so apologies if we don’t respond to your queries on posts, we may not see them.

A few things to note:

Forensically, the killings appear to be down to one person. All avenues have been investigated but essentially the killer is a sad twit who gets off on shocking people and causing harm to cats. It’s not gangs/Isis/copycats/aliens.

The police are working flat out, as are we, as are the RSPCA. We have turned out to be the public face of the investigation but that doesn’t mean that the other two parties are not committed to solving this. They are.

We are in constant contact with them and if there was any criticism to make, we’d be making it. We did it when it was just us and we’d do it again if we thought it was justified. It isn’t so we won’t.

If you have specific information please call it through to 101 and then give us the file reference number so that we can pass this onto the investigating team.

If you find a body or body parts, CALL US on 07961 030064 or 07957 830490. We are not always online and may not see your message for a few hours so always better to call.

If you see anyone behaving oddly around a cat, dial 999. The police will then make a decision based on the information given as to whether to attend. Call us too, particularly if outside the south London region.

Yes, we are aware that the killer may be following this page. We can’t do anything about that but we can all be thoughtful about what info is shared here.

No, there is no evidence to suggest he is stalking or watching anyone. He simply kills the cats he finds.

Finally, if you live in southern England, the best thing you can do to keep your pets safe is to keep them indoors at night. It’s hard to get cats used to this but it is possible with care and time.

If you have specific concerns or queries please message us.

Tony and Boudicca

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.


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

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