Police and the RSPCA have conducted door-to-door enquiries into a series of cat poisonings in Boston.
As reported in The Standard last week, more than 40 cats have been killed by anti-freeze poisoning in the Woad Farm Road and Wheeler Close area.
Both the RSPCA and Marshlands Vets in Boston say they believe the poisonings are deliberate.
The story was picked up by several national newspapers - including The Sun - which alleges some of the cats were poisoned with ecstasy.
However, both the RSPCA and police say there has been ‘no evidence of poisonings by illegal substances’.
There has been national condemnation of the person responsible, since the national press picked up our story.
On Wednesday, two members of the local neighbourhood police team (NPT) joined RSPCA inspector Becky Harper and The Standard as they spoke to residents and searched around gardens.
Miss Harper said: “It is very serious, there are criminal offences involved and, more importantly, we don’t want any more cats to suffer and die.”
Pcso Dave Russell from the NPT added: “It’s such a horrible thing for someone to do and so unecessary.”
Some national campaigners are calling on the Government to ban antifreze unless it contains a bittering agent to the substance to alter the taste to prevent cats and dogs from ingesting it. Pets are attracted by its sweet taste.
Too sign the petition visit Change.org.