Susanna Reid, 49, wrote of her heartbreak when her 11-year-old beloved rescue cat Suki went missing during a turbulent time when the Croydon Cat Killer was on the loose. After years of kidding herself she “wasn’t that bothered” about her, Susanna revealed in her Daily Mail column that she had a huge realisation about how much her furry friend meant to her family.
It’s all a bit too close to home for me and Suki, bringing back vivid memories of the days when all cat owners in South London lived in fear of a mysterious man
A self-proclaimed cat-lady, the Good Morning Britain host admitted dogs weren’t for her.
“I prefer the low maintenance requirements of a cat, who only wants your attention when they are hungry and who doesn’t need your company to go outside,” she said.
But she recalls her dread during the terrifying reign of the Croydon Cat Killer who terrorised the streets of South London, attacking and mutilating cats.
“It’s all a bit too close to home for me and Suki, bringing back vivid memories of the days when all cat owners in South London lived in fear of a mysterious man,” she explained.
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Susanna Reid details her heartbreak over beloved pet (Image: GETTY•INSTAGRAM)
Susanna Reid spoke about her heartbreak when her cat Suki went missing (Image: INSTAGRAM (SUSANNA REID))
The alleged offender, who was never caught, was said to have hurt 250 pets, which led to the Metropolitan Police setting up a special unit to investigate the crimes.
After many months, Scotland Yard dismissed the idea and put it down to foxes, but people weren’t so sure.
“Just as it all kicked off, Suki went missing and I went into a