In the village of “Trevas” in Les Villettes, several residents witness a sad series of disappearances of domestic cats. The latest is Carole since Thursday, September 29 early in the morning. Her concern has grown since she learned from a neighborhood survey that other Villettois in her neighborhood were in the same situation.
“We went around to each of the houses to report the disappearance of our cat. Neighbors told us that three months ago two of their cats disappeared on the same day. Then 3 weeks ago another cat that only went out at night disappeared , also the one and a half year old cat of another neighbor 15 days ago. A cat was also deposited dead in front of the gate of a neighboring house”, says Carol.
7 disappearances within a radius of 100 m
All of these disappearances took place within a radius of one hundred meters. “Our cat wears a collar and a small bell, he is very affectionate.” Surveillance cameras confirm this cat’s disappearance between 05:15 and 05:45, the time our cat comes home to eat every morning. And although our camera is only aimed at our property, there are no car lights parked on the road, we did not find any dead animals on the side of the road”.
End the series
From then on, Villettoise wondered about the possibility of an ill-intentioned person who would set traps to catch cats and eliminate them.
Carole hopes the series ends and launches an appeal: “We want to know if our cat is dead or if we can keep the hope of seeing him alive again. The disappearance of an animal affects even more than his death. Our daughters are both very touched and saddened.So if any person has a testimony to send us, even if it is to confirm his death, he can drop us a note in the mailbox.
The gendarmerie of Sainte-Sigolène has been notified, as well as the town hall and the SPA.