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Case ID: 17237
Classification: Mutilation/Torture
Animal: cat
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Thursday, Dec 16, 2010

Disposition: Open
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Suspect(s) Unknown - We need your help!

Sick thugs who cut a cat in half before dumping it behind a petrol station are being sought by police.

The front half of family pet Milo was found in Rainworth, Nottinghamshire, by a member of the public who reported it to a veterinary surgery.

Staff there believe the horrific injuries could not have been caused by a vehicle or animal attack. It was they who then managed to track down the owner.

William McCubbin, 46, went to the vets to identify the much-loved pet who his family had owned since Milo and sister Tilly were kittens.

'There was part of me that was, of course, hoping it wasn't him - but at the same time I would not want to ever wish this on anyone else,' he said.

'We have been told by the vet that there is no way this could have been caused by a car accident or another animal, but why anyone would do this deliberately we just don't know.

'It has been reported to the police and the RSPCA and we now hope someone will have some information about this.

Mr McCubbin said Milo had never strayed far from his home until he went missing on December 16.

He added: 'We are absolutely devastated by what has happened, and we now just want to warn people about this, and of course hope that we can find whoever is responsible.'

RSPCA inspector Keith Ellis, who is investigating the cat's death, said: 'At this stage we have no idea what or who is responsible for these injuries and we do not know if it was deliberate.

'We are appealing to anyone who may have any information about this incident, no matter how small to contact the RSPCA immediately.

'If someone has done this deliberately then this is a shocking case of animal cruelty and we will do all we can to try to bring the offender to justice.'

Those found guilty of causing unnecessary suffering to an animal can face a maximum six month prison sentence and/or a £20,000 fine.

Anyone with information that could help should contact the RSPCA on 0300 1234 999

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