Three teenagers are being sought by the police after a cat was drowned in the Thames. The cat was a rescue puss from the Battersea Dog and Cats Home and was just starting to settle down as the “cat in residence” on HMS Belfast when he was simply thrown overboard by this sick bastards.
I feel really upset about this – as I used to have a cat from the same shelter who had been previously abandoned (and they think, hit by a car) and he was the most wonderful cat I have ever known. It was devastating when he eventually died after a couple of years with me – as he had a long term illness. I know he got a better home for those couple of years than he most certainly had in the past, and judging by how he would always trot out to greet me when I came home from work, I think he rather liked my company as well.
The staff of HMS Belfast were doing the same and offering a loving retirement to a cat who had probably had a bit of a rough time earlier – only for that to be cruelly snatched away by a trio of idiots.