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

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

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.