A cat lover has warned people to be careful when using rat poison after her beloved pet died suddenly.

Mum-of-one Sarah Fry, of Clare Close, Halstead, was devastated when her three-year-old silver tabby cat, Blue, wasted away in front of her eyes after ingesting rat poison last week.

Former Ramsey School pupil Mrs Fry, who works as a team leader in a care home, wants to stop the same fate happening to another pet cat.

She said: “Within 24 hours, he went from a beautiful, healthy cat to buried in my garden."

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