A community has been left distressed and angry after a kitten was found ‘deliberately decapitated’.
The incident, which is being investigated by police, has shocked Churchdown and, heartbreakingly, there is an appeal for the cat’s head to be returned.
The kitten, called Mimi, was beheaded sometime after 1am on Thursday in Brookfield Road.
A police spokesman said:
A Churchdown resident called us yesterday to report that their cat had been found decapitated in their next door neighbour’s garden in Brookfield Road. The RSPCA have also been informed. Our enquiries are ongoing. Anyone with information should call 101 or use the form on our website quoting incident 185 of 12 July.
In the post on the private Facebook group Churchdown and Innsworth Community – Keeping It A Safe Place To Live In, it is said whoever killed Mimi will probably have scratches.
A post written by the 10-month-old kitten’s owner said: “It’s probably too much to ask for her head back as it’s probably been taken as a trophy. Needless to say, any help gratefully received.
“Whoever did this is likely to have scratches; she had very sharp claws and would have fought like a tiger.”
Dozens of people have expressed sympathy for the kitten’s owner and horror that someone could do such a thing to a tiny animal.