Kent

Peta charity offers £1,000 reward to find cat killer

An animal rights charity is offering a reward of up to £1,000 after a cat was killed in Kent.

Two-year-old Ellie was found dead and wedged between spikes on the top of a fence near her home in Gravesend.

The RSPCA said her tail had been severed before the animal was dumped on the fence near Havengore Avenue.

The People for the Ethical Treatment of Animals (Peta) has now pledged cash to try to secure the conviction of the Christmas Eve attacker.

A spokesman for the charity said it was prepared to offer up to £1,000 of its funds, normally used to help protect the rights of animals.

"Animal abusers are cowards", said spokesman Suzanne Barnard.

"They take their issues out on the most defenceless beings available to them."

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