Two cats with ‘suspicious’ injuries die on the same day in Penarth

Charlotte Fry’s cat

RSPCA Cymru has issued a warning after two cats died in Penarth after suffering suspicious injuries.

One cat was found with its tail cut off, while another was put to sleep when it suffered internal injuries to the stomach. Both died on October 18.

“Both of these cats have lost their lives in such a heart-breaking way and the fact they seem to be suspicious is very concerning to us,” said RSPCA inspector Gemma Black. 

The first cat was found dead in a neighbour’s garden in Castle Avenue. Its tail had been cut off. Part of the tail was later found on the owner’s driveway.  

The second cat returned home injured and in a collapsed state in the Redland Road area. After the cat was taken to the vet, it had to be put to sleep.

“The vet in the second case did conclude that the cat appeared to have received blunt force trauma to the bottom of its stomach and believed that it couldn’t have been caused by a car due to the location of injuries and lack of external injuries,” added Ms Black.

“These are both such tragic and upsetting incidents and our hearts go out to the cats’ owners.”

The RSPCA urge anyone who has any information about the incidents to call them on 0300 123 8018 or South Wales Police on 101, referencing 2000381562.

Facebook user, Charlotte Fry, posted about how their cat passed away in Penarth after suffering from deliberately inflicted injuries on October 20th. “I just want to get to the bottom of it and find out what sick individual would do such a thing,” she wrote. She also issued a warning to other cat owners in Lower Penarth. You can see the Facebook post here: