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Appeal for help over Thringstone cat deaths

Police are appealing for information regarding a number of cat deaths in Thringstone.

A woman who lives in Melrose Road has recently found five of her cats unexpectedly dead near to her home between Tuesday October 8 and yesterday.

Police have liaised with the RSPCA and further examination of the cats will be taking place to determine how they died.

PC Adam Thompson said: “There is a possibility that the owner of the cat was targeted and her cats were deliberately harmed and we would ask anyone who may have any information in relation to this to please contact police.”

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Cats being treated following Staffordshire cattery blaze

Cats are being treated by vets as firefighters continue to battle a blaze at a cattery.

Staffordshire Fire and Rescue Service said two cats were taken away by vets after a fire broke out in one of the site's buildings in Cannock, Staffordshire, at about 5.30am today.

The fire brigade has six crews on the scene including a water carrier and a high volume pumping unit. The fire is ongoing.

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Witnesses left distressed after cat blown up with firework

Northamptonshire Police say two people who witnessed a cat being blown up by a firework have been left distressed.

Police have launched an investigation after a cat had a firework strapped to its back and was blown up.

It was reported by a woman who saw the incident with her daughter on Shelley Road in Wellingborough early on Saturday evening (10 November).

A force spokeswoman said the cat's owner, who lives in the street, has been told about what happened.

"This is an unbelievably cruel act and we are very keen to hear from anybody who has any information which will lead to the identification of the perpetrators.

"Not only was it horrific for the poor animal involved, the witnesses and owners of the cat are understandably very distressed.

– PC Mark Jones

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Cat dies after being strapped to firework

Northamptonshire Police are appealing for witnesses following the death of a cat.

Police were called after a woman and her daughter saw a cat with a firework attached to it, which then exploded.

The cat died immediately.

The incident happened on Shelley Road in Wellingborough early on Saturday evening (November 10th).

This is an unbelievably cruel act and we are very keen to hear from anybody who has any information which will lead to the identification of the perpetrators. Not only was it horrific for the poor animal involved, the witnesses and owners of the cat are understandably very distressed.

– pc mark jones