In today's Gazette: Someone's trying to kill our cats

In today's Gazette: A thug with a gun has targeted a Colchester couple's two cats.

Police beleive Christelle Clarke's pets have been deliberately shot. Dexter had to have an eye removed after being shot while Barne6y was found with an airgun pellett lodged in his neck.

* A mother stunned midwives by giving birth to a daughter weighing nearly 11 pounds. Rose Draper, who has three other children, gave birth to Lilly-Anne who weighed 10lbs 10ozs.

* Calls have been made to hold a meeting in a bid to resolve the disputes surrounding an historic Colchester building.

Tiptree jam makers Wilkin and Sons have withdrawn its plan to open a tea room in Tymperleys, the 15th century building once lived in by Royal physician William Gilberd. Now calls have been made to pool ideas in a bid to find a new occupant.

* A mum is campaigning to raise awareness of a life-threatening condition which has affected her daughter since birth. Georgia Simons, two, was born with a transposition of the great vessels and had to undergo surgery soon after she was was born.

For more on these and other great stories, see today's Gazette. There is always more in the paper than there is online.

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8:33am Tue 29 Jan 13

Say It As It Is OK? says...

Pet owners have to take "ownership" of their cats and prevent them from straying. Its the only way to keep your pet safe!

How sad that people are shooting cats, we hear it so often. Unfortunately there are many people who don't like stray cats on their property. There are other very effective ways to deter cats from your property if you don't want them there.
Pet owners have to take "ownership" of their cats and prevent them from straying. Its the only way to keep your pet safe! How sad that people are shooting cats, we hear it so often. Unfortunately there are many people who don't like stray cats on their property. There are other very effective ways to deter cats from your property if you don't want them there. Say It As It Is OK?

12:13pm Tue 29 Jan 13

DelA says...

Cats have been around as long as us? No one has the right to shot any one of them, they stray that is what cats do. The previous poster is right, deter them another way, if it were my cats being shot I would not rest until I found the idiot responsible and then I would not be held responsible.........
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Cats have been around as long as us? No one has the right to shot any one of them, they stray that is what cats do. The previous poster is right, deter them another way, if it were my cats being shot I would not rest until I found the idiot responsible and then I would not be held responsible......... .... DelA

4:54pm Tue 29 Jan 13

Im_Like_HELLO says...

DelA: these are not "idiots" shooting cats they are "cowardly custards". Even so I agree with the sentiment that I would not rest until said cowardly custards were caught.
DelA: these are not "idiots" shooting cats they are "cowardly custards". Even so I agree with the sentiment that I would not rest until said cowardly custards were caught. Im_Like_HELLO

8:46pm Tue 29 Jan 13

25414nora says...

Perhaps If the Gazette were to publish the street or the area where the incidents occurred.. then maybe a neighbour or passer by might know the cowardly so-and-so, and report it to police..Anyone who would shoot animals, is beneath contempt..
Perhaps If the Gazette were to publish the street or the area where the incidents occurred.. then maybe a neighbour or passer by might know the cowardly so-and-so, and report it to police..Anyone who would shoot animals, is beneath contempt.. 25414nora

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