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Anti-freeze could be behind eight cat deaths in Wrexham

The RSPCA believes eight cats who died in a Wrexham village in two months may have been poisoned by anti-freeze.

Two animals in Coedpoeth suffered renal failure, and at least six others within a couple of streets have also died.

Inspector Tim Jones said "something very serious is going on in this area of Wrexham", but added that the RSPCA was keeping an open mind.

Anyone with information is asked to call the RSPCA national and cruelty advice line on 0300 1234 999.

Inspector Jones added: "At this stage we are keeping an open mind.


"The cats could have been poisoned accidently or deliberately and I urge anyone that knows anything to please contact me.

"If someone is deliberately targeting cats they are committing a criminal offence and must be stopped so I am relying on locals to come forward and tell me anything they know.

"I would also ask all locals to please ensure that any poisonous substance they may have in their garage or shed is securely kept away from ground level and if accidently spilt is cleaned up straight away.

"It is vital that local people know of our concerns and report anything suspicious."

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