Shock over poisoning of 10 cats

2012-02-09 07:53
Cape Town - A Cape Town community has been shocked and upset by the poisoning of at least 10 cats at an apartment building in Hanover Park.

The Daily Voice has a video showing the cats’ slow and cruel death.

Locals have reacted with sadness and anger, and have vowed to hunt for the person responsible.

"The person who killed these cats has no heart. How can you just take their lives with no conscience," asked animal lover Mukhtar Lee.

"Do they have no shame? To kill so many cats means that he or she can also kill humans."

The SPCA says it is very concerned, and that it is an offence in terms of the Animal Protection Act to poison any animals.

One community member said he thought the cats had been tricked into eating poisonous food as they usually came to anyone calling “kitty”, as they knew that meant they would be fed.

Animal lovers are now looking after four kittens whose parents were poisoned.

Anyone with information about the cats has been asked to call the Cape of Good Hope SPCA on 021 7004158/59.

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