Second cat found beheaded in north Watford in as many weeks, in St Albans Road

Second cat found beheaded in north Watford in as many weeks

Second cat found beheaded in north Watford in as many weeks

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A second cat has been found beheaded in north Watford.

The cat was found by veterinary staff at a practice in St Albans Road about 4pm yesterday.

The cat's body was discovered without its head, which has not been found.

Two weeks ago a grey tabby was found beheaded in a back garden less than one mile away from this second incident.

Officers will be fully investigating the incident and are considering any possible links to a previous incident in Westfield Avenue where a cat was found dead on August 17.

Sergeant Adam Wills said: "At this stage we need to establish the exact circumstances of what has happened to the cat.

"Understandably this incident will cause a great deal of distress to the owners and I appeal to anyone with any information about what happened to contact police straight away."

Anyone with any information in relation to this incident is asked to contact Sergeant Adam Wills via Hertfordshire Constabulary non-emergency number 101.

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3:34pm Wed 3 Sep 14

BazWD24 says...

Studies have shown that psyschopaths often started out by murdering/abusing animals.
See: http://www.examiner.
com/article/animal-a
buse-indicates-high-
risk-of-psychopathic
-disorder

This person needs to be stopped before they start down that path.
Studies have shown that psyschopaths often started out by murdering/abusing animals. See: http://www.examiner. com/article/animal-a buse-indicates-high- risk-of-psychopathic -disorder This person needs to be stopped before they start down that path. BazWD24
  • Score: 56

4:01pm Wed 3 Sep 14

Watfordmum says...

Only a coward would harm innocent animals in this way. I hope they catch the hideous person quickly.
Only a coward would harm innocent animals in this way. I hope they catch the hideous person quickly. Watfordmum
  • Score: 58

4:05pm Wed 3 Sep 14

Hornets number 12 fan says...

Yes it seems there may be a Psychopath in the making in this town! Scumbag!
Yes it seems there may be a Psychopath in the making in this town! Scumbag! Hornets number 12 fan
  • Score: 34

4:12pm Wed 3 Sep 14

P Doherty says...

Catch him and cut his boll*cks off! See how he likes it.....
I made an assumption its a male doing this... Cant see a woman doing this.
Catch him and cut his boll*cks off! See how he likes it..... I made an assumption its a male doing this... Cant see a woman doing this. P Doherty
  • Score: 19

4:33pm Wed 3 Sep 14

jasonwatford says...

This person must be stopped asap for his/her own good. Next time it could be a little kid.
This person must be stopped asap for his/her own good. Next time it could be a little kid. jasonwatford
  • Score: 15

4:37pm Wed 3 Sep 14

LSC says...

It is true that many serial killers begin this way. I wonder if it is significant that it was found at a vets, and at 4pm in such a busy road?
The Sherlock Holmes in me says that smacks of someone willing to be caught.
It is true that many serial killers begin this way. I wonder if it is significant that it was found at a vets, and at 4pm in such a busy road? The Sherlock Holmes in me says that smacks of someone willing to be caught. LSC
  • Score: 12

5:20pm Wed 3 Sep 14

Henry VIII says...

No animal deserves to be treated in such a sickening way. It would be nice if a little justice occurred for once.
No animal deserves to be treated in such a sickening way. It would be nice if a little justice occurred for once. Henry VIII
  • Score: 31

5:38pm Wed 3 Sep 14

madmum45 says...

I have read before that a person who can easily inflict pain on an animal can easily do it to a person and these people normally turn out to be wife beaters etc .....they need to be stopped noooowwww
I have read before that a person who can easily inflict pain on an animal can easily do it to a person and these people normally turn out to be wife beaters etc .....they need to be stopped noooowwww madmum45
  • Score: 21

5:40pm Wed 3 Sep 14

madmum45 says...

also apparently today a lady in kings Langley found her cat doused in petrol luckily still alive n unharmed
also apparently today a lady in kings Langley found her cat doused in petrol luckily still alive n unharmed madmum45
  • Score: 9

8:40pm Wed 3 Sep 14

E.Coli says...

LSC wrote:
It is true that many serial killers begin this way. I wonder if it is significant that it was found at a vets, and at 4pm in such a busy road?
The Sherlock Holmes in me says that smacks of someone willing to be caught.
Is He your partner ?
[quote][p][bold]LSC[/bold] wrote: It is true that many serial killers begin this way. I wonder if it is significant that it was found at a vets, and at 4pm in such a busy road? The Sherlock Holmes in me says that smacks of someone willing to be caught.[/p][/quote]Is He your partner ? E.Coli
  • Score: -3

8:41pm Wed 3 Sep 14

Louba123 says...

This is really sick and disturbing. I hope the police take things seriously.
This is really sick and disturbing. I hope the police take things seriously. Louba123
  • Score: 27

9:35pm Wed 3 Sep 14

LSC says...

E.Coli wrote:
LSC wrote:
It is true that many serial killers begin this way. I wonder if it is significant that it was found at a vets, and at 4pm in such a busy road?
The Sherlock Holmes in me says that smacks of someone willing to be caught.
Is He your partner ?
I appreciate your attempt at humour. Better luck at actually being funny next time.
[quote][p][bold]E.Coli[/bold] wrote: [quote][p][bold]LSC[/bold] wrote: It is true that many serial killers begin this way. I wonder if it is significant that it was found at a vets, and at 4pm in such a busy road? The Sherlock Holmes in me says that smacks of someone willing to be caught.[/p][/quote]Is He your partner ?[/p][/quote]I appreciate your attempt at humour. Better luck at actually being funny next time. LSC
  • Score: 11

11:04pm Wed 3 Sep 14

Louba123 says...

E.Coli wrote:
LSC wrote:
It is true that many serial killers begin this way. I wonder if it is significant that it was found at a vets, and at 4pm in such a busy road?
The Sherlock Holmes in me says that smacks of someone willing to be caught.
Is He your partner ?
Yes I agree that's wot worries me xxx
[quote][p][bold]E.Coli[/bold] wrote: [quote][p][bold]LSC[/bold] wrote: It is true that many serial killers begin this way. I wonder if it is significant that it was found at a vets, and at 4pm in such a busy road? The Sherlock Holmes in me says that smacks of someone willing to be caught.[/p][/quote]Is He your partner ?[/p][/quote]Yes I agree that's wot worries me xxx Louba123
  • Score: -6

11:17pm Wed 3 Sep 14

bridgewater40 says...

This is obviously a very disturbed individual with little empathy, it would be better that are caught asap but it will only be a ban from owning any animals and some poxy fine, and a liberal chit chat about there child hood and why they see the need to make animals suffer in such a way, personally id make this nasty piece of work suffer people like this have no place in a community, And should not be payed any attention to there problems other than just to be locked up and forgotten about they are pointless as humans well intact they are not even human ...... JUST SICK AND SHOULD BE PUT DOWN.
This is obviously a very disturbed individual with little empathy, it would be better that are caught asap but it will only be a ban from owning any animals and some poxy fine, and a liberal chit chat about there child hood and why they see the need to make animals suffer in such a way, personally id make this nasty piece of work suffer people like this have no place in a community, And should not be payed any attention to there problems other than just to be locked up and forgotten about they are pointless as humans well intact they are not even human ...... JUST SICK AND SHOULD BE PUT DOWN. bridgewater40
  • Score: 19

2:11am Thu 4 Sep 14

John Dowdle says...

Everyone may be coming to an incorrect conclusion on this matter.
Is it possible that another animal - such as a fox - could have done this?
If it is a human being doing this, LSC may be right in guessing that the person involved does not want to continue these types of crimes and is sub-consciously attempting to get themselves caught in the act.
Why anyone would want to perpetrate such a crime is beyond me.
Having said that, it may be that killing cats is not a crime.
I believe killing dogs is a crime but I am not so sure about cats.
Is there a constabulary officer who can enlighten us on this point?
Everyone may be coming to an incorrect conclusion on this matter. Is it possible that another animal - such as a fox - could have done this? If it is a human being doing this, LSC may be right in guessing that the person involved does not want to continue these types of crimes and is sub-consciously attempting to get themselves caught in the act. Why anyone would want to perpetrate such a crime is beyond me. Having said that, it may be that killing cats is not a crime. I believe killing dogs is a crime but I am not so sure about cats. Is there a constabulary officer who can enlighten us on this point? John Dowdle
  • Score: -16

8:54am Thu 4 Sep 14

jasonwatford says...

John Dowdle wrote:
Everyone may be coming to an incorrect conclusion on this matter.
Is it possible that another animal - such as a fox - could have done this?
If it is a human being doing this, LSC may be right in guessing that the person involved does not want to continue these types of crimes and is sub-consciously attempting to get themselves caught in the act.
Why anyone would want to perpetrate such a crime is beyond me.
Having said that, it may be that killing cats is not a crime.
I believe killing dogs is a crime but I am not so sure about cats.
Is there a constabulary officer who can enlighten us on this point?
No , the last one that happened was a clean cut and we would presume this is the same otherwise it wouldn't be reported in this way. There must be CCTV down st albans road.
[quote][p][bold]John Dowdle[/bold] wrote: Everyone may be coming to an incorrect conclusion on this matter. Is it possible that another animal - such as a fox - could have done this? If it is a human being doing this, LSC may be right in guessing that the person involved does not want to continue these types of crimes and is sub-consciously attempting to get themselves caught in the act. Why anyone would want to perpetrate such a crime is beyond me. Having said that, it may be that killing cats is not a crime. I believe killing dogs is a crime but I am not so sure about cats. Is there a constabulary officer who can enlighten us on this point?[/p][/quote]No , the last one that happened was a clean cut and we would presume this is the same otherwise it wouldn't be reported in this way. There must be CCTV down st albans road. jasonwatford
  • Score: 11

9:28am Thu 4 Sep 14

Sportscurve says...

This was my cat and he was a very sweet, fearless little boy. He used to bring frogs into the house but he wouldn't hurt them, only play with them. We are shocked and really upset that he has gone. I just hope they find this disgusting person.
This was my cat and he was a very sweet, fearless little boy. He used to bring frogs into the house but he wouldn't hurt them, only play with them. We are shocked and really upset that he has gone. I just hope they find this disgusting person. Sportscurve
  • Score: 41

9:55am Thu 4 Sep 14

Louba123 says...

Sportscurve wrote:
This was my cat and he was a very sweet, fearless little boy. He used to bring frogs into the house but he wouldn't hurt them, only play with them. We are shocked and really upset that he has gone. I just hope they find this disgusting person.
I am so sorry for you and your family. The first time this happened it was my sisters cat and it has left their family devastated so I can only imagine how awful this is for you. X
[quote][p][bold]Sportscurve[/bold] wrote: This was my cat and he was a very sweet, fearless little boy. He used to bring frogs into the house but he wouldn't hurt them, only play with them. We are shocked and really upset that he has gone. I just hope they find this disgusting person.[/p][/quote]I am so sorry for you and your family. The first time this happened it was my sisters cat and it has left their family devastated so I can only imagine how awful this is for you. X Louba123
  • Score: 27

10:06am Thu 4 Sep 14

Cuetip says...

Sportscurve wrote:
This was my cat and he was a very sweet, fearless little boy. He used to bring frogs into the house but he wouldn't hurt them, only play with them. We are shocked and really upset that he has gone. I just hope they find this disgusting person.
I've some experience of the loss you feel of a much loved and loyal pet you as some years ago, I too found a cat very badly mutilated in my back garden minus the head and it was a shocking experience. The vet suggested it was probably a fox.

Let's hope it doesn't happen again to another cat.

Someone may have found the cat and placed your pet near the vet as a way of closure for you.
[quote][p][bold]Sportscurve[/bold] wrote: This was my cat and he was a very sweet, fearless little boy. He used to bring frogs into the house but he wouldn't hurt them, only play with them. We are shocked and really upset that he has gone. I just hope they find this disgusting person.[/p][/quote]I've some experience of the loss you feel of a much loved and loyal pet you as some years ago, I too found a cat very badly mutilated in my back garden minus the head and it was a shocking experience. The vet suggested it was probably a fox. Let's hope it doesn't happen again to another cat. Someone may have found the cat and placed your pet near the vet as a way of closure for you. Cuetip
  • Score: 13

11:13am Thu 4 Sep 14

Fantastiic Con says...

Louba123 wrote:
This is really sick and disturbing. I hope the police take things seriously.
I'm sure the Police will take this crime seriously. The problem seems to lie with our horribly misplaced, liberal court system.
I fear the terms Community Order / Suspended Sentence / Fine will be linked to this heinous crime. That's if the CPS even bother to prosecute.
[quote][p][bold]Louba123[/bold] wrote: This is really sick and disturbing. I hope the police take things seriously.[/p][/quote]I'm sure the Police will take this crime seriously. The problem seems to lie with our horribly misplaced, liberal court system. I fear the terms Community Order / Suspended Sentence / Fine will be linked to this heinous crime. That's if the CPS even bother to prosecute. Fantastiic Con
  • Score: 9

12:07pm Thu 4 Sep 14

misty177 says...

Whoever you are you most certainly have mental health issues as no normal person would do that, not even someone who doesn't like cats. As for anyone who knows he did this needs to report them as you usually find individual who torture and kill animals, tend to go on to harm children, maybe this sick and sad individual already as.
If I got my hands on him, he would wish he had checked himself in for psychiatric treatment long ago.
So sorry for the owner's loss
Whoever you are you most certainly have mental health issues as no normal person would do that, not even someone who doesn't like cats. As for anyone who knows he did this needs to report them as you usually find individual who torture and kill animals, tend to go on to harm children, maybe this sick and sad individual already as. If I got my hands on him, he would wish he had checked himself in for psychiatric treatment long ago. So sorry for the owner's loss misty177
  • Score: 14

12:13pm Thu 4 Sep 14

garston tony says...

Sorry for your loss sportscurve, I agree a sick act carried out by sick people.

Dont know why but the first impression that came to me was some sad, lonely individual with a samurai sword. Hope they get caught before they strike again or move onto bigger targets
Sorry for your loss sportscurve, I agree a sick act carried out by sick people. Dont know why but the first impression that came to me was some sad, lonely individual with a samurai sword. Hope they get caught before they strike again or move onto bigger targets garston tony
  • Score: 4

12:55pm Thu 4 Sep 14

Sportscurve says...

Cuetip wrote:
Sportscurve wrote:
This was my cat and he was a very sweet, fearless little boy. He used to bring frogs into the house but he wouldn't hurt them, only play with them. We are shocked and really upset that he has gone. I just hope they find this disgusting person.
I've some experience of the loss you feel of a much loved and loyal pet you as some years ago, I too found a cat very badly mutilated in my back garden minus the head and it was a shocking experience. The vet suggested it was probably a fox.

Let's hope it doesn't happen again to another cat.

Someone may have found the cat and placed your pet near the vet as a way of closure for you.
Yes at least i did not find him myself that would haunt me. We don't want to think of those last minutes that he didn't deserve, just the happy life he had while he was with us.
[quote][p][bold]Cuetip[/bold] wrote: [quote][p][bold]Sportscurve[/bold] wrote: This was my cat and he was a very sweet, fearless little boy. He used to bring frogs into the house but he wouldn't hurt them, only play with them. We are shocked and really upset that he has gone. I just hope they find this disgusting person.[/p][/quote]I've some experience of the loss you feel of a much loved and loyal pet you as some years ago, I too found a cat very badly mutilated in my back garden minus the head and it was a shocking experience. The vet suggested it was probably a fox. Let's hope it doesn't happen again to another cat. Someone may have found the cat and placed your pet near the vet as a way of closure for you.[/p][/quote]Yes at least i did not find him myself that would haunt me. We don't want to think of those last minutes that he didn't deserve, just the happy life he had while he was with us. Sportscurve
  • Score: 10

12:55pm Thu 4 Sep 14

Sportscurve says...

Cuetip wrote:
Sportscurve wrote:
This was my cat and he was a very sweet, fearless little boy. He used to bring frogs into the house but he wouldn't hurt them, only play with them. We are shocked and really upset that he has gone. I just hope they find this disgusting person.
I've some experience of the loss you feel of a much loved and loyal pet you as some years ago, I too found a cat very badly mutilated in my back garden minus the head and it was a shocking experience. The vet suggested it was probably a fox.

Let's hope it doesn't happen again to another cat.

Someone may have found the cat and placed your pet near the vet as a way of closure for you.
Yes at least i did not find him myself that would haunt me. We don't want to think of those last minutes that he didn't deserve, just the happy life he had while he was with us.
[quote][p][bold]Cuetip[/bold] wrote: [quote][p][bold]Sportscurve[/bold] wrote: This was my cat and he was a very sweet, fearless little boy. He used to bring frogs into the house but he wouldn't hurt them, only play with them. We are shocked and really upset that he has gone. I just hope they find this disgusting person.[/p][/quote]I've some experience of the loss you feel of a much loved and loyal pet you as some years ago, I too found a cat very badly mutilated in my back garden minus the head and it was a shocking experience. The vet suggested it was probably a fox. Let's hope it doesn't happen again to another cat. Someone may have found the cat and placed your pet near the vet as a way of closure for you.[/p][/quote]Yes at least i did not find him myself that would haunt me. We don't want to think of those last minutes that he didn't deserve, just the happy life he had while he was with us. Sportscurve
  • Score: 7

6:11pm Thu 4 Sep 14

watford gal says...

What sickens me is not just that the cats have died such terrible deaths, but the vile person that did it would have had to befriend the cat first ! Most cats will not readily go over to a stranger unless there is a promise of a bit of affection or food, so it makes it even worse in my opinion. I couldn't imagine if that had happened to my cat. This is a nasty individual that has to be caught! :-(
What sickens me is not just that the cats have died such terrible deaths, but the vile person that did it would have had to befriend the cat first ! Most cats will not readily go over to a stranger unless there is a promise of a bit of affection or food, so it makes it even worse in my opinion. I couldn't imagine if that had happened to my cat. This is a nasty individual that has to be caught! :-( watford gal
  • Score: 13

9:46am Fri 5 Sep 14

Archiemummy1411 says...

i am wondering if this has anything to do with the incident in Edmonton yesterday as the guy apparently was shouting about cats and there was one beheaded. I hope so as it hopefully means they have caught the sick twisted weirdo!!
i am wondering if this has anything to do with the incident in Edmonton yesterday as the guy apparently was shouting about cats and there was one beheaded. I hope so as it hopefully means they have caught the sick twisted weirdo!! Archiemummy1411
  • Score: 8

11:06am Fri 5 Sep 14

mmrobb says...

It may be worth checking the houses behind the Vets for those with Pigeon lofts as i have heard that people with Pigeons have CAT TRAPS and catching them then maybe they are harming them., I know there is a person behind the vets who races them.
It may be worth checking the houses behind the Vets for those with Pigeon lofts as i have heard that people with Pigeons have CAT TRAPS and catching them then maybe they are harming them., I know there is a person behind the vets who races them. mmrobb
  • Score: 5

8:27pm Fri 5 Sep 14

lutondown says...

Sportscurve wrote:
Cuetip wrote:
Sportscurve wrote:
This was my cat and he was a very sweet, fearless little boy. He used to bring frogs into the house but he wouldn't hurt them, only play with them. We are shocked and really upset that he has gone. I just hope they find this disgusting person.
I've some experience of the loss you feel of a much loved and loyal pet you as some years ago, I too found a cat very badly mutilated in my back garden minus the head and it was a shocking experience. The vet suggested it was probably a fox.

Let's hope it doesn't happen again to another cat.

Someone may have found the cat and placed your pet near the vet as a way of closure for you.
Yes at least i did not find him myself that would haunt me. We don't want to think of those last minutes that he didn't deserve, just the happy life he had while he was with us.
Sorry that you had to endure this. Anyone who harms animals do not deserve to breathe air, that along with child abuse is the action of sick cowards.
[quote][p][bold]Sportscurve[/bold] wrote: [quote][p][bold]Cuetip[/bold] wrote: [quote][p][bold]Sportscurve[/bold] wrote: This was my cat and he was a very sweet, fearless little boy. He used to bring frogs into the house but he wouldn't hurt them, only play with them. We are shocked and really upset that he has gone. I just hope they find this disgusting person.[/p][/quote]I've some experience of the loss you feel of a much loved and loyal pet you as some years ago, I too found a cat very badly mutilated in my back garden minus the head and it was a shocking experience. The vet suggested it was probably a fox. Let's hope it doesn't happen again to another cat. Someone may have found the cat and placed your pet near the vet as a way of closure for you.[/p][/quote]Yes at least i did not find him myself that would haunt me. We don't want to think of those last minutes that he didn't deserve, just the happy life he had while he was with us.[/p][/quote]Sorry that you had to endure this. Anyone who harms animals do not deserve to breathe air, that along with child abuse is the action of sick cowards. lutondown
  • Score: 7

5:13pm Sun 7 Sep 14

mulvihill says...

My neighbors cat was beheaded back in Jan/Feb in bushey. We reported it to RSPCA and was told it was a badger, they refused to come to look at the body even though there were blood marks where head or body had been wiped arcross the pavement and there cut was completely clean ( no teeth marks). Again about 2 months ago another cat was found in bushey beheaded. Another neighbor called RSPCA and was told the same thing.

At the time we tried to report this and came up against a brick wall. Am waiting to hear back from police.

Keep your cats in at night, ever since we have done this
My neighbors cat was beheaded back in Jan/Feb in bushey. We reported it to RSPCA and was told it was a badger, they refused to come to look at the body even though there were blood marks where head or body had been wiped arcross the pavement and there cut was completely clean ( no teeth marks). Again about 2 months ago another cat was found in bushey beheaded. Another neighbor called RSPCA and was told the same thing. At the time we tried to report this and came up against a brick wall. Am waiting to hear back from police. Keep your cats in at night, ever since we have done this mulvihill
  • Score: 2

6:22pm Mon 8 Sep 14

Kyria123 says...

Louba123 wrote:
Sportscurve wrote:
This was my cat and he was a very sweet, fearless little boy. He used to bring frogs into the house but he wouldn't hurt them, only play with them. We are shocked and really upset that he has gone. I just hope they find this disgusting person.
I am so sorry for you and your family. The first time this happened it was my sisters cat and it has left their family devastated so I can only imagine how awful this is for you. X
Im so so sorry. Your little boy has gone into the astral world and there he will wait until you join him....blessings and love and light to you dont feel sad, he really is ok and safe now xxx
[quote][p][bold]Louba123[/bold] wrote: [quote][p][bold]Sportscurve[/bold] wrote: This was my cat and he was a very sweet, fearless little boy. He used to bring frogs into the house but he wouldn't hurt them, only play with them. We are shocked and really upset that he has gone. I just hope they find this disgusting person.[/p][/quote]I am so sorry for you and your family. The first time this happened it was my sisters cat and it has left their family devastated so I can only imagine how awful this is for you. X[/p][/quote]Im so so sorry. Your little boy has gone into the astral world and there he will wait until you join him....blessings and love and light to you dont feel sad, he really is ok and safe now xxx Kyria123
  • Score: 0

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