Cheshire Police appeal after cats had fur shaved and one had the top of its ear cut off


Matt Warner

CHESHIRE Police are appealing for information after two cats returned to their home with shaved fur and damage to an ear.

Both cats, who live in the Birchfield Drive area of in Lower Peover, near Knutsford, had patches of fur shaved from parts of their body, more worryingly, one of them had the top of its right ear cut off.

This occurred on November 3 when the cats were let out between roughly 4.30pm and 7.15pm.

PC Sam Voisey said: “It’s bad enough that someone went to the lengths they must have gone to be able to shave the cats, but to purposely cut off the top of one of their ears is shocking and unfathomable. The owner of the cats is of course deeply distressed that someone would attack her cats and she doesn’t know who would do such a thing.

“I’d appeal to anyone with information relating to this incident, or any similar incidents of unexplained harm to pets around Birchwood Drive of Lower Peover to get in touch with me to help me find those responsible.”

Anyone with information should contact PC Sam Voisey on 101 quoting incident 0717360249. Alternatively information can be given anonymously by contacting Crimestoppers on 0800 555 111.


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  • Nature Advocate

    08:08, 29 November 2017

    This is far more common than you would ever believe. People who want to save their outdoor cats they've been feeding, when faced with criminal prosecution and having all their outdoor cats euthanized by authorities, will just trap the cats and take a pair of scissors to each cat's left ear and snip it. They see this as no different than a cat losing an ear-tip to frostbite or a cat-fight. By doing so they have shown officials that all their cats are sterilized and vaccinated without having to pay up to $100 per cat. A quick, inexpensive, and easy way to save all their cats' lives and make sure that they have a lifetime supply of breeding cats to care for. I'm surprised you didn't know. Everyone in all TNR communities know of this inexpensive life-saving trick for outdoor cats. Why do you think they can't find any proof of TNR working to reduce cat populations anywhere in the world? By the way, according to my browser’s bookmarks, I’ve known about this practice since 2012 when it was publicly posted on one of the main TNR-promotion websites in the USA. And this is the first time you’ve heard of it? Astounding. Granted, they don’t speak of this common practice too openly anymore, now that everyone knows about it. I, being on many TNR mailing lists, often see mention of it. For everyone to talk about this openly and publicly today would mean that they couldn’t get TNR approved anywhere if officials knew just what everyone in TNR communities was really up to.



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