Thug caught trying to drown cat

Saved: Billy the cat

Saved: Billy the cat

First published in News

AN ANIMAL lover helped saved a cat from being drowned by a heartless thug.

The brave woman stepped in to save Billy the cat who was being held in a bucket of water by a youth at an unnamed road in Southend.

She was alerted by the distressed cries of the moggy and went to investigate.

The woman, who is too scared to be named, told the teenage boy to stop and she was sworn at.

She said: “He said it was his cat and that he could do what he like’d to it. “I told him I’d take the cat but he wanted to know what it was worth.”

The woman, a regular supporter of Southend Cats Protection, handed him £5 - all the money she had on her as she was so fearful for the cat’s life.

The boy took the money and ran off.

The rescuer, who fosters cats for the charity, wrapped the soggy puss in his coat and took him home.

She said: “Obviously, the poor creature was terrified and it took quite some time before he would even venture out of his pen in my house.

“In all the 15 years I have supported Cats Protection Southend, I have never seen such a dreadful case of cruelty.”

Billy has now recovered from his ordeal last month. He has now been vet checked and it turns out he has the FIV virus which means he cannot be with other cats and must remain indoors.

The charity believes this is possibly the reason the owner was going to drown him.

If you can offer a new home to Billy or any other cat in the charity’s care contact Rita Roberts on 01702 710630.

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7:41am Thu 17 Jan 13

Shoebury_Cyclist says...

That sick little scrote needs to be found. Rapists, child abusers, murderers, most started with animal cruelty.
That sick little scrote needs to be found. Rapists, child abusers, murderers, most started with animal cruelty. Shoebury_Cyclist
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7:53am Thu 17 Jan 13

JuliaM says...

How about a description of this worthless waste of skin? Not that it'd probably help, there being an overabundance of such creatures these days...
How about a description of this worthless waste of skin? Not that it'd probably help, there being an overabundance of such creatures these days... JuliaM
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8:33am Thu 17 Jan 13

black jack ketchum says...

If the thug was willing to drown the cat then the chances of him taking the cat to the vets for a FIV test is likely to be a big fat 0,

Karma, he will get what he deserves believe me!
If the thug was willing to drown the cat then the chances of him taking the cat to the vets for a FIV test is likely to be a big fat 0, Karma, he will get what he deserves believe me! black jack ketchum
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8:39am Thu 17 Jan 13

Saxonpride says...

Wait one bloody second - is this the same guy who's been shooting cats? Remember that the cops said that there were a 'spate' of incidents in which cats in Southend had been shot with a BB gun.
If there's a kid, in broad daylight, trying to drown a **** cat - don't you think it's possible that he may be responsible for some of the other senseless acts of cruelty against felines that we've been reading about lately?

Give us the name of the road and a description of the kid. Chances are he lives nearby and can be properly identified and punished for his crime.
Wait one bloody second - is this the same guy who's been shooting cats? Remember that the cops said that there were a 'spate' of incidents in which cats in Southend had been shot with a BB gun. If there's a kid, in broad daylight, trying to drown a **** cat - don't you think it's possible that he may be responsible for some of the other senseless acts of cruelty against felines that we've been reading about lately? Give us the name of the road and a description of the kid. Chances are he lives nearby and can be properly identified and punished for his crime. Saxonpride
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8:48am Thu 17 Jan 13

black jack ketchum says...

Good Idea!
Good Idea! black jack ketchum
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9:40am Thu 17 Jan 13

JessyJar says...

JuliaM wrote:
How about a description of this worthless waste of skin? Not that it'd probably help, there being an overabundance of such creatures these days...
cretins like this need to be punished and made an example of for doing such a dreadful thing.

hope karma hits the little c*** hard.
[quote][p][bold]JuliaM[/bold] wrote: How about a description of this worthless waste of skin? Not that it'd probably help, there being an overabundance of such creatures these days...[/p][/quote]cretins like this need to be punished and made an example of for doing such a dreadful thing. hope karma hits the little c*** hard. JessyJar
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5:37pm Thu 17 Jan 13

Alan Jacobs says...

Give me 5 minutes with this character and a roll of cling film and he,ll be screaming for his worthless life louder than that poor moggy ever did.............
Give me 5 minutes with this character and a roll of cling film and he,ll be screaming for his worthless life louder than that poor moggy ever did............. Alan Jacobs
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6:07pm Thu 17 Jan 13

Max Impact says...

What would I do with this scum bag.

Give it the choice,

A) Drowning in a cage
B) Drowing in a cage
C) Drowning in a cage

That is after it is paraded through the streets and put on show for a week with unlimited rotten friut and veg given out to lob at it.

What a freak this person is, name and shame if he is found, chuck him out of where he lives and let it fend for itself.
What would I do with this scum bag. Give it the choice, A) Drowning in a cage B) Drowing in a cage C) Drowning in a cage That is after it is paraded through the streets and put on show for a week with unlimited rotten friut and veg given out to lob at it. What a freak this person is, name and shame if he is found, chuck him out of where he lives and let it fend for itself. Max Impact
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9:10pm Thu 17 Jan 13

Rich|Carol says...

Shoebury_Cyclist wrote:
That sick little scrote needs to be found. Rapists, child abusers, murderers, most started with animal cruelty.
Dont be ridiculous !
[quote][p][bold]Shoebury_Cyclist[/bold] wrote: That sick little scrote needs to be found. Rapists, child abusers, murderers, most started with animal cruelty.[/p][/quote]Dont be ridiculous ! Rich|Carol
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9:57pm Thu 17 Jan 13

Saxonpride says...

Rich|Carol wrote:
Shoebury_Cyclist wrote:
That sick little scrote needs to be found. Rapists, child abusers, murderers, most started with animal cruelty.
Dont be ridiculous !
It's true actually.
Many deviant criminals have a history of animal abuse before committing their awful crimes.
Remember Peter Tobin? He once cut the head off his partners dog and kicked it around the garden like a football.

Abusing animals is a warning sign, eventually the thrill of torturing a helpless beast wears off and they seek the thrill of attacking a human target.

It's a documented symptom of the psychotic. They simply lack the affection people like us extend to animals such as cats and dogs.
[quote][p][bold]Rich|Carol[/bold] wrote: [quote][p][bold]Shoebury_Cyclist[/bold] wrote: That sick little scrote needs to be found. Rapists, child abusers, murderers, most started with animal cruelty.[/p][/quote]Dont be ridiculous ![/p][/quote]It's true actually. Many deviant criminals have a history of animal abuse before committing their awful crimes. Remember Peter Tobin? He once cut the head off his partners dog and kicked it around the garden like a football. Abusing animals is a warning sign, eventually the thrill of torturing a helpless beast wears off and they seek the thrill of attacking a human target. It's a documented symptom of the psychotic. They simply lack the affection people like us extend to animals such as cats and dogs. Saxonpride
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9:24am Fri 18 Jan 13

Shoebury_Cyclist says...

Rich|Carol wrote:
Shoebury_Cyclist wrote:
That sick little scrote needs to be found. Rapists, child abusers, murderers, most started with animal cruelty.
Dont be ridiculous !
Here, learn something:

"Offenders of violent crimes are significantly more likely to have abused pets and stray animals in their childhood, according to a study by University of South Florida professor Kathleen Heide and animal welfare expert Linda Merz-Perez. Indicating that animal abuse during childhood serves as a "red flag" early on, the study is the first to provide both quantitative and qualitative analyses of the correlation between childhood animal cruelty and adult violent behavior. The results are published in Heide's recently released third book, Animal Cruelty: Pathway to Violence Against People, co-authored by Merz-Perez."

http://www.gevha.com
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[quote][p][bold]Rich|Carol[/bold] wrote: [quote][p][bold]Shoebury_Cyclist[/bold] wrote: That sick little scrote needs to be found. Rapists, child abusers, murderers, most started with animal cruelty.[/p][/quote]Dont be ridiculous ![/p][/quote]Here, learn something: "Offenders of violent crimes are significantly more likely to have abused pets and stray animals in their childhood, according to a study by University of South Florida professor Kathleen Heide and animal welfare expert Linda Merz-Perez. Indicating that animal abuse during childhood serves as a "red flag" early on, the study is the first to provide both quantitative and qualitative analyses of the correlation between childhood animal cruelty and adult violent behavior. The results are published in Heide's recently released third book, Animal Cruelty: Pathway to Violence Against People, co-authored by Merz-Perez." http://www.gevha.com /prensa/articles/39- articles/354-usf-stu dy-finds-childhood-a nimal-cruelty-is-ind icator-for-violent-o ffenders Shoebury_Cyclist
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10:36am Sat 19 Jan 13

ricardo62 says...

would love to find him and take him to a place , and start off wiv tying him to a chair then waterboarding him , then playing white noise thru headfones for 24 hours , then electric shock treatment to his genitals , lets see how the nasty little scroat likes that !!
would love to find him and take him to a place , and start off wiv tying him to a chair then waterboarding him , then playing white noise thru headfones for 24 hours , then electric shock treatment to his genitals , lets see how the nasty little scroat likes that !! ricardo62
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11:34am Sat 19 Jan 13

taz1958 says...

I think its about time we had the stocks put back in shopping centres if thay want to torcher animals then lets go back to the medieval time of punishment then name them and shame them i think rotten eggs and food is a good punishment
I think its about time we had the stocks put back in shopping centres if thay want to torcher animals then lets go back to the medieval time of punishment then name them and shame them i think rotten eggs and food is a good punishment taz1958
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12:21pm Sat 19 Jan 13

Brunning999 says...

Obviously a member of RSPB
Obviously a member of RSPB Brunning999
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6:21pm Sat 19 Jan 13

BinDipper says...

ricardo62 wrote:
would love to find him and take him to a place , and start off wiv tying him to a chair then waterboarding him , then playing white noise thru headfones for 24 hours , then electric shock treatment to his genitals , lets see how the nasty little scroat likes that !!
you ever thought about being a script writer mate?
[quote][p][bold]ricardo62[/bold] wrote: would love to find him and take him to a place , and start off wiv tying him to a chair then waterboarding him , then playing white noise thru headfones for 24 hours , then electric shock treatment to his genitals , lets see how the nasty little scroat likes that !![/p][/quote]you ever thought about being a script writer mate? BinDipper
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7:32pm Sat 19 Jan 13

ricardo62 says...

BinDipper wrote:
ricardo62 wrote:
would love to find him and take him to a place , and start off wiv tying him to a chair then waterboarding him , then playing white noise thru headfones for 24 hours , then electric shock treatment to his genitals , lets see how the nasty little scroat likes that !!
you ever thought about being a script writer mate?
script writer????
[quote][p][bold]BinDipper[/bold] wrote: [quote][p][bold]ricardo62[/bold] wrote: would love to find him and take him to a place , and start off wiv tying him to a chair then waterboarding him , then playing white noise thru headfones for 24 hours , then electric shock treatment to his genitals , lets see how the nasty little scroat likes that !![/p][/quote]you ever thought about being a script writer mate?[/p][/quote]script writer???? ricardo62
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