An event to celebrate and remember the victims of the so-called Croydon Cat Killer has been planned by an animal charity.
South Norwood Animal Rescue and Liberty (SNARL), a no-kill cat rescue centre that specialises in the rehabilitation and rehoming of badly treated cats and kittens, will be hosting the memorial in June and has invited anyone who has been affected by the deaths to attend.
The organisers at SNARL say that efforts will be made to arrange accommodation for anyone from outside London who would like to attend.
The Croydon Cat Killer has become notorious over the past two and a half years for killing, dismembering and decapitating more than 250 cats since the first pet was discovered in October 2014. The Metropolitan Police, RSPCA and SNARL have been working together ever since to try to solve the series of deaths – which initially centred mostly around Croydon but have now spread to surrounding areas.
So far 49 people have confirmed they will be attending the memorial, with many people on social media praising the organisers of the upcoming event.
Margaret Bye wrote: “What a lovely thing to do. Something positive for everyone. You are doing an amazing job.”
The commemoration will take place on June 3 at the Friends Meeting House, in Croydon town centre, from 6pm until 9pm with light refreshments provided after the ceremony.