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5 cats suffer painful death after being fed antifreeze

By Mason White 5:40 PM January 1, 2017
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By: Mahesh Sarin

Police are looking for the person who is responsible for killing at least five cats by feeding them antifreeze, according to a statement released by the RSPCA (The Royal Society for the Prevention of Cruelty to Animals) of the United Kingdom.

The RSPCA is appealing for information after five cats living in the same area in Leicestershire, died from antifreeze poisoning in the space of two weeks.

Tests confirmed that all five of the cats who lived on or near Victor Avenue, had ingested the toxic substance.

The most recent incident involved 7-month-old Meereen.

The cat died on Monday.

Its owner, Adria Pearce, said: “We are all absolutely devastated and I haven’t been able to stop crying since she died.

“Meereen came home on Friday evening, and curled up on the sofa next to me. She seemed to be shivering a little, but I didn’t think anything was out of the ordinary until the next morning, when I couldn’t find her.

“I was out in the street shouting her name. I found her behind the sofa, where she was foaming from the mouth and trying to be sick.

“I knew something was desperately wrong so I took her straight to the vets. Tests confirmed that she had ingested antifreeze. I hoped she would be able to be saved, but sadly, she passed away three days later.”

Three other cats in the area also died from antifreeze poisoning in the last seven days, while another cat died after ingesting the toxic substance two weeks ago.

RSPCA inspector Andy Bostock, who is investigating, said: “We are very concerned that five cats in the same area have died from antifreeze poisoning. At the moment, we would advise everyone in the area to keep an eye on their cats’ well-being and if they are showing symptoms of poisoning get them veterinary treatment immediately.”

So far, no arrests have been made.