Posted by Lynette Hammond on 25th Jan 2017
A dangerous teenager has been sent to a young offenders institute for 30 months. Frank Lewis, aged 18 years, stole cats from an animal sanctuary and used them as bait in hunting games with his pet dog. Mr Lewis admitted killing the cats and burglary at Swansea Crown Court. Judge Paul Hopkins told the court that Lewis was dangerous because of these acts and his extreme views on race and sexuality. A second teenager was found not to have been a part of the killing of the cats. The unnamed 15 year old was given a nine month curfew.
The teenager stole a cage containing ten cats from the Ty Nant Cat Sanctuary. The cats had been brought to the centre in poor condition and brought back to good health by the sanctuary volunteers. Lewis let his dog hunt down and kill the cats, and he would injure the cats himself to stop them from escaping. Three of the cats were found mauled to death close to the cat sanctuary; three are missing and presumed dead. Four of the ten cats were found alive and were sent back to the sanctuary.
This case, and the unsolved case of the Croydon cat killer, are deeply disturbing and distressing to read. It is devastating to learn of such terrible crimes against animals. Here’s our advice on how to keep your pets safe from dangers.
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