Cats poisoned for the second time

A Lowestoft couple have been left heartbroken after losing their pet cats to anti-freeze poisoning for a second time.

Kate and Jon Coxon’s two cats Jeeves and Wooster died from kidney failure, which was thought to be caused by anti-freeze poisoning.

They also lost two other cats two years ago to suspected anti-freeze poisoning.

Mrs Coxon said she and her husband had owned cats for more than 20 years and had never experienced a problem until they moved from Bradwell to Roman Road in Lowestoft four years ago.

She said: “The first time it happened we told the police and they thought it was suspicious and it was deliberate.

“This time when it happened we went to the vet with the first cat and there were whisperings about the fact it was deliberate.

“When the second one fell ill, they said in their minds there was no doubt it was deliberate.

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“I can understand losing one cat by accident but losing four cats can’t be a coincidence.”

Mrs Coxon, who works as part of the technical crew at Potters Leisure Resort in Hopton, said she didn’t recognise the symptoms of anti-freeze poisoning when her cats were affected two years ago.

She said they had only been going outside for six months when they had fallen ill.

She said she and her husband had been reluctant to let Jeeves and Wooster out because of their previous experience but it was clear the young animals were desperate to be outside.

Within three months, both cats had died. Mrs Coxon said: “I feel really angry and upset that someone can do this to somebody else’s animals.”

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