Anger over cats death
By HELEN JACK firstname.lastname@example.org IMAGINE the horror of finding your pet cat dead, hung with a noose over a limb of a tree in your garden.
That is what happened to Tracey Hunter and her partner Steve Greenshields yesterday morning.
"I felt sick," Tracey, of Lismore, said. "It was disgusting.
"The poor cat had been there for a couple of days before we discovered it.
"Just the thought someone had deliberately made an elaborate noose and deliberately murdered our cat is very upsetting. And we didn't know and weren't able to save it."
Tracey said she was putting the washing on the line with the help of her mother when they noticed a smell.
She called Steve to investigate and he found the cat swinging in the tree.
Tracey, Steve and their three children moved to their Lismore home in Ballina Street in April.
"The cat was here when we moved in and it adopted us," Tracey said.
"It was always on our doorstep and when we opened the door it would fly inside and lay on the kitchen floor. "It clung to us and loved us straight away.
"It was a very affectionate cat and the kids named it Ginger. The neighbours said it was once owned by an elderly lady who lived close by.
"We are appealing to anyone who knows anything to contact Lismore police."