Reward offered after cat mutilated and killed

Cat  22/11/11  (CS)''Lisa Mitchells cat Smudge which has been killed by yobs.'Picture: Ian Hargreaves  (114147-1)
Cat 22/11/11 (CS)''Lisa Mitchells cat Smudge which has been killed by yobs.'Picture: Ian Hargreaves (114147-1)
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AN animal charity is offering a £500 reward after a cat was mutilated and killed.

The Chichester and District Dog Rescue Society offered to stump up the cash after reading about Smudge’s horrific death on Hampshire police’s Facebook page and in The News.

The seven-year-old cat was discovered dead near the owner Lisa Mitchell’s home in Beresford Road, North End, Portsmouth, at about 10.30am on November 21.

Grandmother Miss Mitchell, 56, was devastated to discover Smudge had been tortured and killed.

Now the £500 is being offered for information leading to the conviction of whoever is responsible for Smudge’s death.

John Hodgson, chairman of trustees at the Rowlands Castle-based Chichester and District Dog Society, said: ‘We want the person or people responsible to be caught. Please give the police the help they need to catch those responsible.’

PC Simon Buckle said: ‘This was a particularly distressing incident where a much-loved family pet was deliberately mutilated and killed. We have already received a lot of help from the community, who are clearly disgusted by what has happened. However, we still believe there is someone out there who knows who did this and we are hopeful that this reward might encourage them to come forward and tell us what they know.’

Call Fratton station on 101 or Crimestoppers on 0800 555111.