Decapitated cat found in Welwyn Garden City

PUBLISHED: 10:50 26 February 2018 | UPDATED: 10:50 26 February 2018

Decapitated cat found in Welwyn Garden City.

Decapitated cat found in Welwyn Garden City.

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Police are investigating after a cat was found with its head missing in Welwyn Garden City.

The police were notified by the Cats Protection group at 11.37am on Wednesday, February 21, that a dead cat had been found in Blackthorn Road.

The feline was found with its head missing.

A police spokesman said: “At this stage of the investigation it is too early to say whether this is linked to other cat deaths.

“Officers are keeping an open mind and are exploring all possible avenues of enquiry.

“Efforts are being made to locate the owner of the cat.”

On Saturday leaflets were put through doors in Hatfield Garden Village by the charity South Norwood Animal Rescue and Liberty after they announced that a pet had been found dead in the area.

The leaflet stated “the recent attack has been linked to the UK animal killer series”.

A spokesman for the charity has confirmed that the cat was not found in Hatfield but was found in Blackthorn Road.

The spokesman said: “We got the address wrong and mixed up the address of where the cat was found and the vets that it was taken to.

“We will be sending out leaflets to where the cat was found as soon as possible and apologise for this mix up.”


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