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I may know the name of Napoleon's poisoner!

post #1 of 23
Thread Starter 
Many of you will remember that I lost my beloved Napoleon from poison. Since then I have not dared to give my cats unlimited access to the outdoors, one of the main reasons for moving here.

Last week I heard that 'the poisoner has moved away', though the person who told me was very discreet. But I have been making enquiries since, and finally spoke to one of the farmers who lost some sheep around the same time. He told me that in fact he had lost 6 lambs, and had traced it to the drinking water. He was having a feud (I remember that well as it stirred up the whole village) with one of the women in my hamlet, and apparently she more or less admitted killing his sheep before she moved away at Christmas, when her husband and she were divorcing. She was someone I was quite friendly with, and she seemed as shocked as anyone when I told her about Napoleon. I suspect she was trying to get her own back on her 'enemy' and it never occurred to her that other animals might drink the same water. I know Napoleon went into the fields where the sheep were, and if he took it in through drinking it, it would explain why it acted so quickly, something I have never been able to understand. Also, it would explain why we found several feral cats dead in the same week.

I never suspected her because she used to feed the squirrels and had a dog, so I never thought an animal lover could do such a thing.

It is all over now, but it will be a relief to know that there is not something or someone lurking out there. I am still going ahead with enclosing my land, but at least I will feel my cats are a little safer. For the time being though, only 3 of them are going out as the others seem to have adjusted to staying indoors.
post #2 of 23
Oh Jenny that's sickening to know someone you thought was genuine could do that!

The horrible, evil woman what she is. Take it out on the person your having the dispute with but not his livestock, let alone other peoples pets!.

I'm pleased she's gone though because you can have some peace of mind
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Originally Posted by jennyranson View Post
I never suspected her because she used to feed the squirrels and had a dog, so I never thought an animal lover could do such a thing.
No real animal lover would do what she did Jenny
post #3 of 23
That's both horrible and a relief! What a stupid, thoughtless, mean woman.

Some people, really!!!
post #4 of 23
there are some extreemly selfish and crewl people in this world. I can't even imagine the shock that you felt when you found out. I can't believe someone would do that just to get back at somone and not think of the consequences.
I can only hope that nothing like this ever happens again. I am so sorry for your loss of Napoleon. I can understand your reluctance to let the other kitties outside, I'm sure they will adjust to it. Best of Luck
post #5 of 23
I'll never understand what drives someone to do that. I'm so sorry it happened to you.
post #6 of 23
Oh that is just so heartless! How horrible. I just don't understand thinking like that.
post #7 of 23
I got chills reading your thread title. Revenge never works out the way it's intended and it's sad that people feel the need to harm innocent animals just to retalliate against a person. I'm glad you gang has mostly adjusted and that you'll still be taking precautions for those who haven't. Do you feel any relief in knowing what happened?
post #8 of 23
Oh my goodness!!!!! That is just aweful! What a horrible person!

I don't understand how someone could just kill someone's animals! Especially someone's farm animals!!!! She's CRAZY!
post #9 of 23
What a horrible person! I bet she realised the error in her ways once she found she'd killed Napoleon and other cats. I hope it eats away at her for a VERY long time!

I'm glad you have a little closure though, and I hope the rest of the kitties are now safe.
post #10 of 23
OMG Jenny I can't believe after all this time you find this out...I would want to hunt her down
post #11 of 23
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Originally Posted by twstychik View Post
I got chills reading your thread title. Revenge never works out the way it's intended and it's sad that people feel the need to harm innocent animals just to retalliate against a person. I'm glad you gang has mostly adjusted and that you'll still be taking precautions for those who haven't. Do you feel any relief in knowing what happened?
I had the same chills! I'm still pushing my eyes back in my head!

I'm sure it is a relief, though, to have the mystery solved, and be reasonably certain that there is not a problem still lurking out there.
post #12 of 23
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Originally Posted by EnzoLeya View Post
.... She's CRAZY!
Exactly! This woman is not only evil - she's insane. This is the type of person who you find out later is a mass murderer. "Oh, yeah. She used to go around poisoning animals for revenge."

Yikes. What a relief she's out of your area!
post #13 of 23
What was that women thinking of???? Evidently it backfired on her part. I hope she is consumed with guilt and remorse about her actions.
post #14 of 23
I am just glad she is gone. Awful, evil woman.
post #15 of 23
Oh. My. God! has any action been taken against her?

That is just such a sick, cowardly thing for her to do. I can`t imagine how you must feel now you know.

I feel sorry for whoever lives near that poor excuse for a human being now.
post #16 of 23
Jenny, I remember the episode. I'm glad you now know who did it. I'm saddened by the fact that it was done....

post #17 of 23
Wow, that's horrible.
post #18 of 23
I just never understood how ppl could be so heartless towards animals. And how do u know if she wasn't feeding the squirrels poison?
post #19 of 23
Thread Starter 
Someone said to me at the time that she was a bit crazy, but I ignored it - she seemed so normal, and as I said, was shocked and sorry for me. But there was one thing I didn't understand - some time after Napoleon's death we were talking and she said something that showed she had been not just on my land but up in the pony stable. I thought it odd, but didn't say anything. Now, I am beginning to wonder what caused Maisie's colic two months afterwards - I blamed myself for giving her straw bedding, but maybe there was something else. It was a miracle she didn't die and that the hopital were able to save both her and unborn Tiffin.

We will never know 100% - she could argue that she only said wbat she did to anger the farmer about his sheep, but it all does fit. I do feel safer, but I will coninue with my plans to enclose everything. I won't feel perfectly safe till that is complete. It is a horrible episode and very nearly made me move.
post #20 of 23
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Originally Posted by jennyranson View Post
Now, I am beginning to wonder what caused Maisie's colic two months afterwards .
You could be right?!
post #21 of 23
That's terrible!! I can't believe anyone could ever do such a thing!!
post #22 of 23
Well, good that you might get some bit of closure from this knowledge, Jenny.

She'll get what's coming to her someday.
post #23 of 23
Well at least you now know what happened, and I hope there is peace in that knowledge for you Jenny.

How terrifying, though, that someone so intentionally evil was so near! Someone who would poison lambs and sheep probably felt no remorse that a few cats were collateral damage. Someone like that doesn't have feelings, and is extremely dangerous. I'm so glad she's moved away.
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