Resident whose cat was drowned during burglary says remaining in Cobram is difficult.ROB HENSON May 29, 2014 3:11am
The owner of a cat that was drowned in a laundry sink has said the memory will force her to move away from Cobram.
The Punt Rd resident and burglary victim, wishing to remain anonymous, said she had taken her regular morning walk of about 20 minutes.
She left the unit’s rear security door open, so the family’s adopted cat, Puss Puss, could wander outside into the sun.
‘‘I’m always really quick, I didn’t think anything could happen in that space of time,’’ she said.
She returned to find her unit ransacked, including smashed crystal, overturned furniture and underwear strewn ‘‘like a bomb went off’’. Nothing was stolen.
‘‘I was angry, because I thought, what were you looking for?’’
Then, looking for Puss Puss, the victim searched her daughter’s room and a wardrobe, before finding the cat in the laundry sink.
‘‘I fell on to the floor and sat against the wall .
‘‘I just can’t get that image out of my head.’’
As she rang family, then police, and watched forensics arrive to take photos and dust for fingerprints, the victim thought of how to tell her 14-year-old daughter about the incident.
The family decided not to inform the daughter but she found out after police issued a public appeal. Public outrage spread the news fast on social media.
The investigation into the burglary and killing of the cat continues, with police still appealing for public help.
The victim thanked her friends, family and well-wishers for their support.
‘‘It’s just really lovely to know there’s people out there who care. If I could thank everybody, I would,’’ she said.
Speaking to the Courier at the scene of the crime, the victim said she could no longer enter the laundry, and living in the unit was uncomfortable.
‘‘It’s still hard coming here, she (Puss Puss) would normally come to the door to see you, or if you sit down she’d come and sit across your neck, like a scarf.
‘‘We’ve been in Cobram for 14 years, and this is the first time anything like this has happened to us.
‘‘I love living here, and I’ve a got a lovely neighbour. But when something like this happens, and you know somebody’s been in and touched everything .
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