Sick thugs set fire to kitten

The Argus: Sick thugs set fire to kitten Sick thugs set fire to kitten

A kitten was torched on her first trip outside.

Hetty the kitten, who was born in April, was set on fire earlier this month in Bewbush, Crawley, and later died.

On Wednesday night police visited the home of her owner Liam Garrard and vowed to investigate who set fire to silver tabby Hetty who had to be put down after the attack.

Mr Garrard, 22, discovered Hetty covered in burns after she crawled through the cat flap of the home he shares with his parents.

Despite taking her to the vet in Faygate, near Horsham, she could not be saved.

Yesterday heartbroken Mr Garrard said: “I can’t believe anyone would do this.

“Hetty was in so much pain when she was dying.

“There are some sadistic, sick people about.”

Sussex Police and the RSPCA are appealing for any witnesses to come forward.

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8:07am Fri 30 Nov 12

jackie1959 says...

I really hope that the police catch the sadistic evil scum that have done this to this poor little kitten,and give them more than a slap on the wrist! Just makes you want to see them set alight and suffer like they have made Hetty.I just wish I could be left alone with them for 10 mins,they would never do it again!!My thoughts go out to you Mr Garrard.x
I really hope that the police catch the sadistic evil scum that have done this to this poor little kitten,and give them more than a slap on the wrist! Just makes you want to see them set alight and suffer like they have made Hetty.I just wish I could be left alone with them for 10 mins,they would never do it again!!My thoughts go out to you Mr Garrard.x jackie1959

8:37am Fri 30 Nov 12

greeg2 says...

Maybe they'll gravitate to torturing a human and life'll catch up with them,let's hope so.
Maybe they'll gravitate to torturing a human and life'll catch up with them,let's hope so. greeg2

8:48am Fri 30 Nov 12

tooned_in says...

As a cat owner this sickens me, these animals have nothing but trust & all the want from us is attention.
The judicial system currently doesnt hand out decent punishments for crimes against animals but why???

I dare you to come round my house and try to set fire to my cats!!!!!
As a cat owner this sickens me, these animals have nothing but trust & all the want from us is attention. The judicial system currently doesnt hand out decent punishments for crimes against animals but why??? I dare you to come round my house and try to set fire to my cats!!!!! tooned_in

8:58am Fri 30 Nov 12

Algeria Touchshriek says...

People on here do not often share my view on politics, but I am certain 99 percent of folk will agree with me that the offenders in the case should be horse-whipped to within an inch of their lives and then have their eyes ripped out.

And I'm a blooming Liberal!
People on here do not often share my view on politics, but I am certain 99 percent of folk will agree with me that the offenders in the case should be horse-whipped to within an inch of their lives and then have their eyes ripped out. And I'm a blooming Liberal! Algeria Touchshriek

9:32am Fri 30 Nov 12

Jimmy Stewart's Imaginary Rabbit says...

Oh my dear God that is absolutely shocking. I'm sitting here at home at the moment waiting for the vet to ring as one of our dear cats (15 years old) is very poorly and is having an operation at this very moment, so I'm more vulnerable than usual to animal cruelty stories.

Like 'Algeria' above there is no physical punishment that I would not inflict on the perpetrators if I could lay my hands on them.
Oh my dear God that is absolutely shocking. I'm sitting here at home at the moment waiting for the vet to ring as one of our dear cats (15 years old) is very poorly and is having an operation at this very moment, so I'm more vulnerable than usual to animal cruelty stories. Like 'Algeria' above there is no physical punishment that I would not inflict on the perpetrators if I could lay my hands on them. Jimmy Stewart's Imaginary Rabbit

9:36am Fri 30 Nov 12

lillylou says...

I pray the scum burn to death and when caught there names plasterd in every paper!!!
I pray the scum burn to death and when caught there names plasterd in every paper!!! lillylou

9:39am Fri 30 Nov 12

Dama 75 says...

The "thing" who makes things like this don't deserve be called person. I hope at least he,she or it can not rest his mind never ever...
The "thing" who makes things like this don't deserve be called person. I hope at least he,she or it can not rest his mind never ever... Dama 75

9:40am Fri 30 Nov 12

Man With No Name says...

I would like a few minutes with the people that did this. If they go through life without feeling anything close to the terror this cat must of done it will be a big shame. I hope karma is real.
I would like a few minutes with the people that did this. If they go through life without feeling anything close to the terror this cat must of done it will be a big shame. I hope karma is real. Man With No Name

9:47am Fri 30 Nov 12

FC says...

There really is some disgusting scum on this earth.

I believe hurting an animal is worse that hurting a human. In most cases, a human can speak out or defend themselves. What can an animal do? By nature, they trust us to look after them. They can't fight back, they can't call for help, the can't ask for justice......

I would like just 5 minutes in a room with these people. See how big they are when it's person their own size.
There really is some disgusting scum on this earth. I believe hurting an animal is worse that hurting a human. In most cases, a human can speak out or defend themselves. What can an animal do? By nature, they trust us to look after them. They can't fight back, they can't call for help, the can't ask for justice...... I would like just 5 minutes in a room with these people. See how big they are when it's person their own size. FC

10:19am Fri 30 Nov 12

Crystal Ball says...

Call me a bit repetitive but I think there is ample justification here for setting the disgusting, pathetic-excuse-for-
a-human-being, low-life culprit's face on fire and putting it out with a cricket bat.

I hope they are identified, found and prosecuted to the maximum allowance of the Law.
Call me a bit repetitive but I think there is ample justification here for setting the disgusting, pathetic-excuse-for- a-human-being, low-life culprit's face on fire and putting it out with a cricket bat. I hope they are identified, found and prosecuted to the maximum allowance of the Law. Crystal Ball

10:28am Fri 30 Nov 12

tooned_in says...

The trouble is Crystal the maximum will probably amout to a small fine & ban from keeping animals even though it wasn't their pet??!!!

This needs to change as it's a cruel heart that can commit such an offence & perhaps a insight into what the individual is capable of doing.

Surely even a small custodial sentance for abuse of animals should be the manditory punishment I hate this small fine nonsense as if they are unemployed, under working age etc then the fine will be £2 a week until paid pathetic justice!
The trouble is Crystal the maximum will probably amout to a small fine & ban from keeping animals even though it wasn't their pet??!!! This needs to change as it's a cruel heart that can commit such an offence & perhaps a insight into what the individual is capable of doing. Surely even a small custodial sentance for abuse of animals should be the manditory punishment I hate this small fine nonsense as if they are unemployed, under working age etc then the fine will be £2 a week until paid pathetic justice! tooned_in

10:32am Fri 30 Nov 12

pahpah says...

I would love to set fire to the evil people that did this and watch them crawl home for 2 days.

The thought of the fear that poor little kitten must heave felt sickens me to the point of tears.

Give me 5 minutes with them.....

What will they move onto next?!?! The world is a sad, sadistic place at times.
I would love to set fire to the evil people that did this and watch them crawl home for 2 days. The thought of the fear that poor little kitten must heave felt sickens me to the point of tears. Give me 5 minutes with them..... What will they move onto next?!?! The world is a sad, sadistic place at times. pahpah

10:40am Fri 30 Nov 12

charlie smirke says...

God doesn't pay weekly, but he pays...
So, you'll get yours, scumbag!!
God doesn't pay weekly, but he pays... So, you'll get yours, scumbag!! charlie smirke

11:03am Fri 30 Nov 12

sussexram40 says...

Scum of the earth. Hope they get what they deserve. Sickening and deep sympathies to Mr Garrard.
Scum of the earth. Hope they get what they deserve. Sickening and deep sympathies to Mr Garrard. sussexram40

12:57pm Fri 30 Nov 12

MrsFreeps says...

How terrible, poor Hetty. The lowlife that did this should burn in hell literally! How could someone be so cruel. I just cant believe how wicked some people can be. Hope they catch the person and that they get sent down.
How terrible, poor Hetty. The lowlife that did this should burn in hell literally! How could someone be so cruel. I just cant believe how wicked some people can be. Hope they catch the person and that they get sent down. MrsFreeps

1:13pm Fri 30 Nov 12

peterthomas says...

If only we had a legal system that had some guts and was able to deal with sub life like this. I'm sure a slippery lawyer squandering tax payer's money will get them off - it would be refreshing to see a real punishment that might prevent such a disgustingly shocking occurence ever happening again. This really is the lowest of the low.
If only we had a legal system that had some guts and was able to deal with sub life like this. I'm sure a slippery lawyer squandering tax payer's money will get them off - it would be refreshing to see a real punishment that might prevent such a disgustingly shocking occurence ever happening again. This really is the lowest of the low. peterthomas

1:28pm Fri 30 Nov 12

magoo says...

charlie smirke wrote:
God doesn't pay weekly, but he pays...
So, you'll get yours, scumbag!!
Is that the same God that let it happen in the first place?

Anyway, I always love reading the comments under stories like this. Many of you show little more intelligence or compassion than the perpetrators themselves. Yes, I am an animal lover but I also know that violence doesn't cure violence.
[quote][p][bold]charlie smirke[/bold] wrote: God doesn't pay weekly, but he pays... So, you'll get yours, scumbag!![/p][/quote]Is that the same God that let it happen in the first place? Anyway, I always love reading the comments under stories like this. Many of you show little more intelligence or compassion than the perpetrators themselves. Yes, I am an animal lover but I also know that violence doesn't cure violence. magoo

1:37pm Fri 30 Nov 12

getThisCoalitionOut says...

I'd like to see execution of people who do this.

There is an epetition calling for the gov to change the law regarding this sort of thing " Animal Cruelty Improved legislation" and it's by Ellie Chandler-Brown

If you look on Twitter under #alfieslaw you will find it

Please sign this everyone to help animals get some justice when they are abused
I'd like to see execution of people who do this. There is an epetition calling for the gov to change the law regarding this sort of thing " Animal Cruelty Improved legislation" and it's by Ellie Chandler-Brown If you look on Twitter under #alfieslaw you will find it Please sign this everyone to help animals get some justice when they are abused getThisCoalitionOut

2:11pm Fri 30 Nov 12

Jimmy Stewart's Imaginary Rabbit says...

magoo wrote:
charlie smirke wrote:
God doesn't pay weekly, but he pays...
So, you'll get yours, scumbag!!
Is that the same God that let it happen in the first place?

Anyway, I always love reading the comments under stories like this. Many of you show little more intelligence or compassion than the perpetrators themselves. Yes, I am an animal lover but I also know that violence doesn't cure violence.
Frankly I'm not interested in a cure, just vengeance and retribution! (And I'm not usually a hang-em-and-flog-em person). Also my compassion is entirely with the cat owner, got none left for the people who did it who've probably been badly damaged by society yada yada yada. Sorry.
[quote][p][bold]magoo[/bold] wrote: [quote][p][bold]charlie smirke[/bold] wrote: God doesn't pay weekly, but he pays... So, you'll get yours, scumbag!![/p][/quote]Is that the same God that let it happen in the first place? Anyway, I always love reading the comments under stories like this. Many of you show little more intelligence or compassion than the perpetrators themselves. Yes, I am an animal lover but I also know that violence doesn't cure violence.[/p][/quote]Frankly I'm not interested in a cure, just vengeance and retribution! (And I'm not usually a hang-em-and-flog-em person). Also my compassion is entirely with the cat owner, got none left for the people who did it who've probably been badly damaged by society yada yada yada. Sorry. Jimmy Stewart's Imaginary Rabbit

2:23pm Fri 30 Nov 12

MIDNIGHT COWBOY says...

Such a truly sadistic act of cruelty and the people responsible need to be promptly caught and punished. I am sure I have read that the owners of the kitten need help paying the huge vets bills.
I have signed Alfie's law and tried to make a difference.
Such a truly sadistic act of cruelty and the people responsible need to be promptly caught and punished. I am sure I have read that the owners of the kitten need help paying the huge vets bills. I have signed Alfie's law and tried to make a difference. MIDNIGHT COWBOY

3:08pm Fri 30 Nov 12

magoo says...

Jimmy Stewart's Imaginary Rabbit wrote:
magoo wrote:
charlie smirke wrote:
God doesn't pay weekly, but he pays...
So, you'll get yours, scumbag!!
Is that the same God that let it happen in the first place?

Anyway, I always love reading the comments under stories like this. Many of you show little more intelligence or compassion than the perpetrators themselves. Yes, I am an animal lover but I also know that violence doesn't cure violence.
Frankly I'm not interested in a cure, just vengeance and retribution! (And I'm not usually a hang-em-and-flog-em person). Also my compassion is entirely with the cat owner, got none left for the people who did it who've probably been badly damaged by society yada yada yada. Sorry.
Went a bit over your head that didn't it... vengeance and retribution will make no difference to society, it won't deter people from doing things like this again. Two wrongs don't make a right as they say, but I doubt that will make much difference to you.
[quote][p][bold]Jimmy Stewart's Imaginary Rabbit[/bold] wrote: [quote][p][bold]magoo[/bold] wrote: [quote][p][bold]charlie smirke[/bold] wrote: God doesn't pay weekly, but he pays... So, you'll get yours, scumbag!![/p][/quote]Is that the same God that let it happen in the first place? Anyway, I always love reading the comments under stories like this. Many of you show little more intelligence or compassion than the perpetrators themselves. Yes, I am an animal lover but I also know that violence doesn't cure violence.[/p][/quote]Frankly I'm not interested in a cure, just vengeance and retribution! (And I'm not usually a hang-em-and-flog-em person). Also my compassion is entirely with the cat owner, got none left for the people who did it who've probably been badly damaged by society yada yada yada. Sorry.[/p][/quote]Went a bit over your head that didn't it... vengeance and retribution will make no difference to society, it won't deter people from doing things like this again. Two wrongs don't make a right as they say, but I doubt that will make much difference to you. magoo

4:49pm Fri 30 Nov 12

jackie1959 says...

magoo wrote:
Jimmy Stewart's Imaginary Rabbit wrote:
magoo wrote:
charlie smirke wrote:
God doesn't pay weekly, but he pays...
So, you'll get yours, scumbag!!
Is that the same God that let it happen in the first place?

Anyway, I always love reading the comments under stories like this. Many of you show little more intelligence or compassion than the perpetrators themselves. Yes, I am an animal lover but I also know that violence doesn't cure violence.
Frankly I'm not interested in a cure, just vengeance and retribution! (And I'm not usually a hang-em-and-flog-em person). Also my compassion is entirely with the cat owner, got none left for the people who did it who've probably been badly damaged by society yada yada yada. Sorry.
Went a bit over your head that didn't it... vengeance and retribution will make no difference to society, it won't deter people from doing things like this again. Two wrongs don't make a right as they say, but I doubt that will make much difference to you.
I'm sure if it had been your pet,then you would be thinking like everyone else on here,and want to go out and catch the b.....ds that did this! Scum that do this to poor defenceless animals,do not deserve to breath the same air as us,there is that saying..".what goes around.comes around" let's hope it comes sooner than later,to the sadistic evil thing that did this.I hope they rot in hell!
[quote][p][bold]magoo[/bold] wrote: [quote][p][bold]Jimmy Stewart's Imaginary Rabbit[/bold] wrote: [quote][p][bold]magoo[/bold] wrote: [quote][p][bold]charlie smirke[/bold] wrote: God doesn't pay weekly, but he pays... So, you'll get yours, scumbag!![/p][/quote]Is that the same God that let it happen in the first place? Anyway, I always love reading the comments under stories like this. Many of you show little more intelligence or compassion than the perpetrators themselves. Yes, I am an animal lover but I also know that violence doesn't cure violence.[/p][/quote]Frankly I'm not interested in a cure, just vengeance and retribution! (And I'm not usually a hang-em-and-flog-em person). Also my compassion is entirely with the cat owner, got none left for the people who did it who've probably been badly damaged by society yada yada yada. Sorry.[/p][/quote]Went a bit over your head that didn't it... vengeance and retribution will make no difference to society, it won't deter people from doing things like this again. Two wrongs don't make a right as they say, but I doubt that will make much difference to you.[/p][/quote]I'm sure if it had been your pet,then you would be thinking like everyone else on here,and want to go out and catch the b.....ds that did this! Scum that do this to poor defenceless animals,do not deserve to breath the same air as us,there is that saying..".what goes around.comes around" let's hope it comes sooner than later,to the sadistic evil thing that did this.I hope they rot in hell! jackie1959

5:57pm Fri 30 Nov 12

Jimmy Stewart's Imaginary Rabbit says...

magoo wrote:
Jimmy Stewart's Imaginary Rabbit wrote:
magoo wrote:
charlie smirke wrote:
God doesn't pay weekly, but he pays...
So, you'll get yours, scumbag!!
Is that the same God that let it happen in the first place?

Anyway, I always love reading the comments under stories like this. Many of you show little more intelligence or compassion than the perpetrators themselves. Yes, I am an animal lover but I also know that violence doesn't cure violence.
Frankly I'm not interested in a cure, just vengeance and retribution! (And I'm not usually a hang-em-and-flog-em person). Also my compassion is entirely with the cat owner, got none left for the people who did it who've probably been badly damaged by society yada yada yada. Sorry.
Went a bit over your head that didn't it... vengeance and retribution will make no difference to society, it won't deter people from doing things like this again. Two wrongs don't make a right as they say, but I doubt that will make much difference to you.
Eh? Are you sure you've quoted the right post? Normally I can work out what people are saying even when I disagree with them, but you've lost me.
[quote][p][bold]magoo[/bold] wrote: [quote][p][bold]Jimmy Stewart's Imaginary Rabbit[/bold] wrote: [quote][p][bold]magoo[/bold] wrote: [quote][p][bold]charlie smirke[/bold] wrote: God doesn't pay weekly, but he pays... So, you'll get yours, scumbag!![/p][/quote]Is that the same God that let it happen in the first place? Anyway, I always love reading the comments under stories like this. Many of you show little more intelligence or compassion than the perpetrators themselves. Yes, I am an animal lover but I also know that violence doesn't cure violence.[/p][/quote]Frankly I'm not interested in a cure, just vengeance and retribution! (And I'm not usually a hang-em-and-flog-em person). Also my compassion is entirely with the cat owner, got none left for the people who did it who've probably been badly damaged by society yada yada yada. Sorry.[/p][/quote]Went a bit over your head that didn't it... vengeance and retribution will make no difference to society, it won't deter people from doing things like this again. Two wrongs don't make a right as they say, but I doubt that will make much difference to you.[/p][/quote]Eh? Are you sure you've quoted the right post? Normally I can work out what people are saying even when I disagree with them, but you've lost me. Jimmy Stewart's Imaginary Rabbit

6:31pm Fri 30 Nov 12

KarenT says...

magoo wrote:
charlie smirke wrote:
God doesn't pay weekly, but he pays...
So, you'll get yours, scumbag!!
Is that the same God that let it happen in the first place?

Anyway, I always love reading the comments under stories like this. Many of you show little more intelligence or compassion than the perpetrators themselves. Yes, I am an animal lover but I also know that violence doesn't cure violence.
Who said anything about "cure"? Not interested in curing anyone personally. The person who committed this unspeakable act isn't suffering with some illness, and I won't use the word "evil" either because that has religious connotations and implies some external evil force had a hand in this. This was done by some irredeemable sociopath who has no conscience and gets off on inflicting torture and death. I'm afraid there is NO cure for that - it's who they are. Put them down.
[quote][p][bold]magoo[/bold] wrote: [quote][p][bold]charlie smirke[/bold] wrote: God doesn't pay weekly, but he pays... So, you'll get yours, scumbag!![/p][/quote]Is that the same God that let it happen in the first place? Anyway, I always love reading the comments under stories like this. Many of you show little more intelligence or compassion than the perpetrators themselves. Yes, I am an animal lover but I also know that violence doesn't cure violence.[/p][/quote]Who said anything about "cure"? Not interested in curing anyone personally. The person who committed this unspeakable act isn't suffering with some illness, and I won't use the word "evil" either because that has religious connotations and implies some external evil force had a hand in this. This was done by some irredeemable sociopath who has no conscience and gets off on inflicting torture and death. I'm afraid there is NO cure for that - it's who they are. Put them down. KarenT

7:00pm Fri 30 Nov 12

jackie1959 says...

Getting a bit too muddled up for me now,I don't know who's saying what anymore! Haha.
Getting a bit too muddled up for me now,I don't know who's saying what anymore! Haha. jackie1959

8:48pm Fri 30 Nov 12

angrymonkey says...

scum must be hard lad to do that if want to try someone your own size i would enjoy it . i would not even pee on you if your on fire you have no point in life do the world a favour sell tickets to you torching your self and put the money to charity you done something good in your little life then. local people must know the scum in that area name and shame .
scum must be hard lad to do that if want to try someone your own size i would enjoy it . i would not even pee on you if your on fire you have no point in life do the world a favour sell tickets to you torching your self and put the money to charity you done something good in your little life then. local people must know the scum in that area name and shame . angrymonkey

10:16pm Fri 30 Nov 12

Juleyanne says...

Gosh Algeria is disgusted too! There is hope for the planet! I actually couldn't read the article it was so distressing
and I make no apologies for wishing also for 5 or 10 minutes with this twisted sicko.
Some things are worth going to prison for!
Gosh Algeria is disgusted too! There is hope for the planet! I actually couldn't read the article it was so distressing and I make no apologies for wishing also for 5 or 10 minutes with this twisted sicko. Some things are worth going to prison for! Juleyanne

12:26am Mon 3 Dec 12

tonybee says...

Does God exist ? If he does how come things like tkis are allowed to happen
& right up to pervert vicars screwing choirboys
Does God exist ? If he does how come things like tkis are allowed to happen & right up to pervert vicars screwing choirboys tonybee

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