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Cat killer probe is launched in Tenbury
AN investigation has been launched after a cat that suffered a terrible death was found in a field in Tenbury.
People in the town and sur rounding area are being warned to keep tabs their own pet cats, as well as any others they see in the local area, and to report anything suspicious.
The cat had its back legs tied with twine and a puncture wound in its jaw.
Investigators from the RSPCA are appealing for anyone who can provide information to come forward and are desperate to catch those responsible for what appears to be a terrible act of cruelty.
The black and white male cat was found dead by a local gardener on a private field near Tenbury on Tuesday, September 10.
It was reported to the council which took it to local Teme Vets where a post-mortem revealed that cat’s jaw had been crushed with a deep puncture wound on the underside of the chin.
Distinctively, orange baler twine was knotted around one of the back legs of the animal. The cat was not micro-chipped.
“I’m sure there is more to this incident than meets the eye,” said local RSPCA Inspector Mark Lewis.
“I would really like to hear from anyone who can help us piece together exactly what happened to this cat in the middle of a private field that resulted in its death.”
Anyone with information is urged to call the RSPCA inspector appeal line on 0300 123 8018 and leave a message for Inspector Lewis quoting log number 1227/10/9. All calls are treated in confidence.
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