THE owners of a cat found dead with a cable tie round its neck have hit out at the cruel killers as another pet was found nearby with similar injuries.
The body of an 18-month-old female black-and-white cat, named Tilly, was found by her devastated owners under a hedge in Newbridge Crescent, Wolverhampton, on Monday.
Tilly had brown wire flex tied around one of her back legs and a cable tie around her neck. She also had severe trauma to her face and mouth with teeth either missing or broken, as though she had been hit with some force or run over. She appeared to have no other injuries on her body.
The owners, who wish not to be named, said; "We have cried so many tears over this week. I just hope Tilly is resting in peace now.
"Tilly's five-month-old kitten Milly just keeps sitting on the window sill looking to see where her mum is."
The body of a second cat, who had also been tied up and had severe injuries to the animal's legs, was also re-ported to the RSPCA after being found in Newbridge Crescent on Monday, a few metres away from where Tilly's body was. Blood remains on the pavement where one of the cats is believed to have been dumped. The cat killings have shocked residents of the crescent.
RSPCA inspector Nayman Dunderdale, who is investigating, said: "Tilly had originally gone missing on Saturday 8 October, and her owners were very worried as she usually came home after an hour and she never went far.
"Very sadly it seems like these two cats' lives came to a very traumatic end as a result of deliberate cruelty. It is very disturbing that someone would do this. The bodies were left in a busy area so we would like to appeal for information on 0300 123 8018."
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