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Mystery 'Cotswold cat shaver' strikes again


Posted on Wednesday, 21 March, 2018 | Comment icon 34 comments

Is someone deliberately shaving cats ? Image Credit: CC BY-SA 3.0 Wikimedia Commons
Several cat owners in Gloucestershire have reported having their pet felines shaved by an unknown individual.
The peculiar phenomenon appears to be a direct continuation of a similar spate of unexplained cat shave incidents that were investigated by animal rescue authorities back in March 2016.

At the time, a total of 12 pet cats had been targeted within a 6-mile area of the Cotswolds, England.

Now, two years later, pet owners believe that whoever was responsible has resurfaced following further cases of shaved cats in Nailsworth, Minchinhampton and Brimscombe.

Madi Rhys-Davies' 11-year-old rescue cat is one of the animals to have been targeted.

"She came home last week with what looks like a shaved leg and stomach," she said. "She's an ex-rescue cat who used to be very skittish and nervous."

"We rescued her 18 months ago and we were really making improvements with her. Now we are back to square one, with her attacking anyone who looks at her."

But is someone actually doing this to the cats or could there be a less sinister explanation ?

"In my opinion, that cat has overgroomed rather than been shaved," said veterinary nurse Emma Green. "Obviously having not actually seen the cat in person it is very difficult to say for sure."

Investigations in to the phenomenon are still ongoing.

Source: Gloucestershire Live | Comments (34)

Tags: Cat, Shave

Recent comments on this story
Comment icon #25 Posted by Matt221 on 22 March, 2018, 16:15
I was gonna do a Google search for shaven errr"cats" but then thourght better of it
Comment icon #26 Posted by LV-426 on 22 March, 2018, 16:28
It could be worse... I once googled Action Man without SafeSearch, as in the popular childhood toy. Let's just say I won't make that mistake twice...
Comment icon #27 Posted by Matt221 on 22 March, 2018, 16:32
And the winner of "cat shave 2018" is  
Comment icon #28 Posted by Stiff on 22 March, 2018, 16:41
Which reminded me of this... Sorry, I know I shouldn't have but I couldn't resist. 
Comment icon #29 Posted by Hammerclaw on 22 March, 2018, 21:29
Sounds like a tight spot to squeeze through and a sharp edge of some sort is to blame. What kind of idiot would get their jollies shaving the occasional cat?
Comment icon #30 Posted by little_dreamer on 23 March, 2018, 1:29
The guilty person must have lots of cat scratches on them.
Comment icon #31 Posted by Captain Risky on 23 March, 2018, 5:35
maybe the police should be on the lookout for any Brazilians acting suspiciously.  
Comment icon #32 Posted by Matt221 on 23 March, 2018, 7:43
Someone with a razor?
Comment icon #33 Posted by Matt221 on 23 March, 2018, 11:04
Yeah not like all the other uncouth rest of the world like you I stand straight and proud.....oo errrr 
Comment icon #34 Posted by Jon the frog on 23 March, 2018, 12:39
In some countries cat need to be attached like a dog when going outside. Would be a solution so they are not killing everything that moves and screwing garden of neighbors. Its better than the angry guy shave the cat and not shoot them dead... 


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