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‘IN DISBELIEF’: Kings Langley family determined to get justice after cat shot and killed

 Published on: 27th March 2024   |   By: Bryn Holmes   |   Category: Uncategorized

A Kings Langley family have been left reeling after their cat died after being shot with an air rifle.

When their cat Willow came home seeming subdued on Saturday, February 24, Keith Farndon, his wife and their two teenage children at first thought she had been in a fight with another animal.

They decided to take her to a local vet, and it was there that a terrible discovery was made: Willow had been shot with an air rifle. The pellet was still inside her and had caused internal damage.

The cat was rushed to a specialist in Hitchin, who performed surgery.

Sadly, Willow took a turn for the worse and passed away on Tuesday, March 26.

Speaking to Kings News, Keith said: “We were in disbelief. Kings Langley is a very close-knit place; it’s just not something you’d expect to happen here.

“I’m also personally very angry that someone has done this locally. I want this person brought to justice; I worry about what else they are capable of.”

Herts Police determined that the incident took place in the Chantry Close area between 11am and 1pm on Saturday, February 24.

A police spokesperson confirmed: “An investigation was launched, and all lines of enquiry were exhausted. Following new information, the case has now been reopened.”

Any further information can be reported to police at, or by calling the non-emergency number 101, quoting crime reference number 41/16110/24.

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