Pet owners have been forced to lock up their pets for fear of their feline friends joining other cats on the list of pets that have succumbed at the hands of this heinous killer.

It is suspected that the deaths of these cats, from food poisoned with anti free which gives them a slow and painful death, are the work of one person. 

14 cats have been found dead in the last month within one mile of Priorswood, Taunton. 

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