December 12 2013 Latest news:
Tuesday, September 10, 2013
A pet owner from Bury St Edmunds has said she is determined to see whoever strangled her cat with gaffer tape brought to justice.
Jennifer Pettit’s beloved tabby Marley was found near to the family home in the Vinefields with gaffer tape wrapped tightly around his neck and there was also a deep laceration, possibly caused by the tape.
Ms Pettit, 46, said five-year-old Marley, a male black and brown tabby, had been missing since last Tuesday, but despite continuous attempts her and her 18-year-old daughter Jessica had not been able to track him down.
Then on Sunday a neighbour discovered the family pet with gaffer tape around its neck.
Ms Pettit said she could not see how anybody could be so cruel, adding: “I will not stop until I have found this person or these people.”
She said: “I’m still very upset, but I’m very angry and very, very cross.
“If he had just died naturally or just got run over I really wouldn’t have made any of this fuss, but because of the disgusting nature of how that cat died and what that cat went through it’s just something I’m never going to drop until I find that person.”
The family had Marley since he was about six or eight weeks old and Ms Pettit said he was an affectionate cat, but sometimes liked to be on his own.
Normally he stayed inside, she said, so she had grown concerned over the amount of time he was away from the home after being let out.
Police are appealing for witnesses to the attack, which is thought to have happened between 10am on Tuesday, September 3, and 4.45pm on Sunday, September 8.
Anyone with information should contact Pc Stephanie Rose at Bury St Edmunds Police Station on 101 or Crimestoppers anonymously on 0800 555111.