Newspaper article Daily Examiner (Grafton, Australia)

Tears for a Kitty Called Coley Kitty Killed at Grafton Mall; Customers and Employees Angered over Death of Much-Loved Cat

Newspaper article Daily Examiner (Grafton, Australia)

Tears for a Kitty Called Coley Kitty Killed at Grafton Mall; Customers and Employees Angered over Death of Much-Loved Cat

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Byline: Clair Morton clair.morton@dailyexaminer.com.au

GRAFTON Mall customers and employees have been outraged by the apparent killing of a small grey cat that lived on the shopping centre premises.

It is believed a cleaner at the centre went outside when he heard a car hooning around the car park after hours on Tuesday, and found the dead cat and a car containing three young males.

He took down the car's number plate and the incident was later reported to police.

Grafton Mall site manager Karen Knowlson said it was quite clear the cat's death was no accident but because the culprits weren't actually seen committing the act, she wasn't sure what could be done about it.

Ms Knowlson said everyone who worked in the centre was fond of the little cat, which slept under the nearby pathologists building.

"Everybody's in mourning over it," she said.

Staff at the mall said the cat was never given a specific name, but was affectionately dubbed 'Coley' by one young girl who regularly visited the mall with her mum. …

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