A devastated Surbiton woman has spoken of her disgust after her kitten had its head and tail cut off.
Leila Frame was on a family holiday in Egypt when an unknown neighbour made the gruesome discovery, taking the pet to a vet’s surgery. To add to the distress, the cat, just short of its first birthday, had been a final present from her dying mother to her seven-year-old daughter Lilly. Miss Frame said the injuries suggested body parts were cut off by someone using a knife rather than during a fight with another animal.
She said it was hard to believe someone so disturbed could be living in the area and warned other cat owners to be on the lookout. Nurses at Aspen Veterinary Surgery reported the shocking incident to police after the animal was brought into the Ewell Road surgery on October 4.
Head vet Peter Melville agreed it was most likely had cat died from wounds inflicted by a human. Police wildlife specialist officers are investigating.