Cats get a shaving as fur traders haunt Styria

Cat owners in Styria have been advised by police to shave their pets after more than 50 cats went missing in two months.Detectives hope the move will thwart the crooks who they believe are stealing the animals for their coats.”Cat fur goes for just 20 Euros in Hungary,” one undercover investigator said today (Mon).”But maybe this series has an even more disgusting background. I’m thinking about restaurant menus here,” he added.Police have appealed to people in the area of Bad Radkersburg who own cats to get the shavers out and help them pull the plug on the activities of the unidentified offender or gang.Animal protection group “Vier Pfoten” meanwhile offer a 1,500-Euro reward for tips helping to catch the criminals.