The RSPCA is warning pet owners in a Nottinghamshire village to be vigilant after a series of suspicious cat deaths.
Over the last month three cats in Bilsthorpe have died after ingesting anti-freeze. Several othes have also gone missing.
Some pet owners believe the cats are being deliberately poisoned. Over the last two weeks Emma Davenport has lost two of her cats - Tatty-One and Tibby.
Initially, Mrs Davenport thought the deaths were accidental. But then more cats in the area began to die. Tests revealed they'd also ingested anti-freeze.
The RSPCA say the deaths are suspicious and disturbing. They're now asking people to check their gardens for any spilt anti-freeze, and are warning that even a small amount of the chemical ingested by an animal can result in a slow and agonising death.
If it's proved the cats were deliberately poisoned, those responsible could face a £20,000 fine or up to 6 months in prison.