ROCK HILL residents have locked up their cats because a ginger Tom is preying on other feline victims while animal welfare organisations say there is nothing they can do.
Hannah Terry claimed her three-year-old daughter’s kitten Wonder was found dead and maimed after a neighbour allegedly saw the culprit jump over the garden fence ‘with something in its mouth.’
Hannah, who also has other kittens, said residents on her road kept their windows closed now because the ginger Tom was waiting to strike again.
She said the RSPCA asked her to call the police who told The Standard there was nothing they could do.
The Standard also contacted the Blue Cross and Cat Protection which said the same thing.
She added: “Last night it tried to get into my property three times. It was sat outside the front room window and when I opened the curtain, we both jumped out of our skins – it nearly gave us a heart attack.
“Then at 2am I heard some noise and looked out the window to see it sitting there again trying to get in.
“He needs to be taken off the streets because he’s getting really aggressive now.
“We need to find the owner of this cat. I’ve put a message out on social media but no one’s come forward yet.”
She added it was not the cat’s fault and maybe something had happened to it in its life.
Hannah said her daughter was dealing with trauma of losing the kitten better than expected.
“She seems to be coping well but she still talks about the ginger cat who took Wonder.”