— “The animals have been cut with a “sharp object.
… It’s difficult as the cats are (often) found at midday and then we
have to work out when they were last seen — the ones with owners that is.”
– Andy Collin, Detective Sergeant, Croydon, U. K. Police Dept.
— “There have been upwards of 50 cats, rabbits and foxes found dead,
apparently murdered, near London over the past couple of years.”
– South Norwood, U. K., Animal Rescue and Liberty (SNARL)
We’ve all heard of the supposed links from either ET groups or some covert element of the military to cow mutilations in the USA and further afield – but it seems the UK has an on-going situation where smaller animals are found in bizarre states….
Article: – earthfiles.com – © 2016 by Linda Moulton Howe
March 6, 2016 London Borough of Croydon region 12 miles south of London, England – There have been some fifty bloodless cat, fox and rabbit mutilations between January 2014 to January 2016, centered around the Borough of Croydon in the county of Surrey a little south of London. Since the end of December 2015, PETA in England has increased a reward for information to convict “cat killers” up to £5,000 ($7,116). The South Norwood Animal Rights and Liberty (SNARL) group near Croydon is appealing for anyone with information or concerns about cat mutilations to contact them.
Croydon Police Detective Sergeant Andy Collin is leading the cat mutilation investigation and says the cats mutilations are “one of the most bizarre” investigations in his 28-year-career. Recently he told the Croydon Advertiser that the animals have been cut with a “sharp object. … It’s difficult as the cats are (often) found at midday and then we have to work out when they were last seen — the ones with owners that is.”
Bloodless Cat Mutilation History
Since the 1970s, there have been cycles of bloodless cat mutilations in repeating geographic areas of the United Kingdom, the United States and Canada. In 1978 in St. Catharines near Toronto, Canada, authorities were frustrated by more than 100 missing cats and dogs and many others found in their owners’ yards cut in half, skinned, decapitated, disemboweled, or paws removed, without blood at the site.
Ten years later on August 13, 1989, The New York Times reported about 67 cats found mutilated in Tustin, California — a suburb of Los Angeles near Santa Ana. The NYT wrote:
“Some of the cats were cut in half with what some say is almost surgical precision, others disemboweled or skinned. One resident said, ‘There is never any blood at the scene, the animals are often dismembered with surgical precision and paws and other body parts are often left on the ground in strikingly similar arrangements. No one ever seems to hear anything, nor do dogs bark during the killing.’ It was believed the cats are captured, taken elsewhere, their blood drained and organs removed, then replaced on their owners’ lawns.”
In each of these mutilation cycles, many of the animals have been found cut in half bloodlessly, usually with the front half of the cat placed to be found. Many investigators have concluded that the animals are taken from their homes to some other place, killed and cut, and then returned to yards and sidewalks near their owner with the intent to have the half-cats discovered. One male cat in Bothell, Washington, in August 2003, had his mid-section excised along with internal organs.
Above: Mutilated male cat found first week of August 2003, in Bothell,
Washington. Veterinarian Cherie Good, D.V.M., placed cat remains to show
width of cat’s middle section bloodlessly excised. Below: X-ray of same mutilated
cat showing the dark space in back half of body where all internal organs
were removed. Photograph and x-ray © 2003 by Cherie Good, D.V.M.
See original report in Archive: 091203 Earthfiles.
Since at least 1999, there have been hundreds of strange bloodless cat mutilations in and around the region of London, England. The latest cycle of more than 50 bloodless cat mutilations, that has also recently included half a dozen foxes, began in January 2014 to January 2016.
January 2014-2016 Bloodless Cat
Mutilations South of London
Map of bloodless cat mutilations since July 2014 to date, by The Advertiser in
collaboration with the South Norwood Animal Rights and Liberty (SNARL) group.
Borough of Croydon in County Surrey near map center is 12 miles south of London.
January 2014: Boo – Found around two years ago with belly cleanly slit open on Dartnell Road, Croydon region.
October 2014: Unnamed cats – Found in New Addington region in southeastern Borough of Croydon. Police are investigating as criminal damage.
July 2015: Unnamed cat – Tail found near home in Exeter Road in Addiscombe in the Borough of Croydon.
Locations around the Borough of Croydon, England,
where more than 50 bloodlessly mutilated cats and foxes
have been found since January 2014.
September 23, 2015: Ukiyo – Found in Dalmally Road in Addiscombe, Borough of Croydon, with his belly cleanly slit.
Between October 2015 and 2014: Three unnamed cats – Found in New Addington region southeast of Borough of Croydon. Police are investigating as criminal damage.
October 2015: Amber – Found in Threehalfpenny Wood in Shirley just west of Borough of Croydon, with no head and no tail.
October 20, 2015: Unnamed cat – Leg and tail with “clean cuts” found in Norbury Avenue in Thornton Heath on north side of Borough of Croydon.
November 21, 2015: Oscar – Found in Thornlaw Road in West Norwood north of Borough of Croydon with no head and no tail.
December 3, 2015: Missy – Found in Chapel Walk in Coulsdon 7 miles southwest of Borough of Croydon, with no head and no tail. The cat had been bloodlessly decapitated and had its tail cut off. Surrey Police investigated “disgusting and horrifying” cat mutilation.
Missy, bloodlessly decapitated and tail cut off,
discovered December 3, 2015, in Coulsdon, England,
7 miles southwest of Borough of Croydon.
Missy found in Chapel Walk, December 3, 2015, in Coulsdon, England, 7 miles southwest of Croydon. The cat had been bloodlessly decapitated and had its tail cut off.
The Surrey Police are asking for anyone with information about Missy’s mutilation to contact Surrey Police Crime Reference Case # 45150109731.
December 2015: Unidentified cat – Found in Robson Road in West Norwood with similar cut wounds as Missy – head and tail bloodlessly cut off.
January 18, 2016: Unnamed tabby cat found decapitated in Coxwell Road in Borough of Croydon.
January 18, 2016: Unnamed black and white cat found decapitated in St Aubyns Road in Borough of Croydon.
January 19, 2016: Louie – returned home at 10:45 PM to Chaucer Gardens, Sutton, with leg severed and scratches to body. Louie was taken to emergency vet, who said the severed leg was too clean and bloodless to have been an accident. Louie was put down days later suffering with sepsis infection.
Louie, 5, was found by owner, 28-year-old Stacey Lambourne,
after Louie climbed three levels of scaffolding outside their apartment
with one of his legs severed and body scratched on Tuesday, January 19, 2016,
at 10:45 PM local time in Chaucer Gardens, Sutton. Louis was seen healthy
around 6 PM that same evening by neighbors. Louie had
grown up with Stacey and her three children. Image by owner.
The Sutton Police Station is asking for any information about Louie, Case Reference Number is: 4000752/16. Also Crimestoppers has a number for anonymous information: 0800-555-111.
Lower left red circle is Chaucer Gardens, Sutton, England, 7 miles west of Borough of Croydon, where Louie had a leg bloodlessly severed on Tuesday, January 19, 2016, between 6 and 10:45 PM local time and died a few days later from sepsis infection.
January 21, 2016: Leo – found without a tail near his home in Benhill Wood Road, Sutton.
Leo found with bloodless excision of his tail
near his home in Sutton a few miles west
of Croydon, on January 21, 2016.
January 21, 2016: Two foxes – one bloodlessly decapitated on Stoney Lane, January 18, 2016; another fox had its belly cleanly slit on Tennison Road Bridge on January 21, 2016.
Other cat deaths and injuries were also reported to the group but without locations.
Leo was found without his tail on January 21, 2016, and Missy was found on December 3, 2015, without her head or tail. Images © 2016 by Croydon Advertiser, U. K.