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Couple, of Struttons Avenue, Northfleet, put up reward to bring cat killer to justice

21 March 2014
by Alex Matthews

Hugh, 69, and Mollie Wood, 84, from Gravesend, hope the reward for information leading to the arrest of the offender will “jog a few memories” about the tragic death of their cat.

Puss was shot in the head with an air rifle.

Vets said there was nothing that could be done to save him.

Puss

Puss

Mr Wood, of Struttons Avenue, Northfleet, has not given up hope of catching those responsible.

He said: “My brother has put up the money for it. If I could afford more, I would have made it more but I can’t afford it in my current position.”

Mr Struttons called the loss of Puss “massive”.

He said: “He was always here and he was quite a young cat so he could have had years and years ahead of him. He was street-wise and never had problems with cats and road traffic.

“He got on well with all the other cats and foxes who went around the place then someone came along with an air rifle and shot him in the head. It’s ridiculous.”

Hugh and Mollie Wood who's cat 'Puss' was shot.

Hugh and Mollie Wood who's cat 'Puss' was shot.

Mr Wood said the couple would not get another cat until the mystery surrounding Puss’s death had been solved.

He hopes other people will keep a closer eye on their pets to protect them.

He said: “People need to take precautions to look after their cats and be aware of things happening in their area. It was such a shock finding him like that.”

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