A woman claims she heard screams in the street before a cat was 'beaten and strangled to death' by three people.
The shocking discovery was made on Park Brow Drive in Liverpool on November 16, where the distressed woman came across the dead body of a Bengal cat.
Two witnesses told her at the time, that they had seen two younger men and an older woman strangling the cat and beating it to death, before they dumped its body in the street.
The woman collected the cat's body and immediately alerted the RSPCA who are investigating the tragic circumstances surrounding the death.
Since then, a vet at the RSPCA’s Greater Manchester Animal Hospital has confirmed that the cat had died from blunt force trauma and had bleeding around it's mouth.
RSCPA inspector Joanne MacDonald, said: “The caller who reported the matter to us said witnesses told her they had seen an older woman and two youths strangling and beating the cat before dumping the body on a grassed area (see photograph above).
“The witnesses, two girls described as school-aged, then left the area and we don’t know who they are.
“I would really like to speak to these girls as they may be able to help with my investigation."
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Inspector Joanne MacDonald, added: “I would also like to know anyone who knows who the cat belonged to as it was microchipped but the details were not registered.
“Also this incident is said to have happened around 2pm near some busy roads so am appealing for anyone who may have seen anything suspicious to come forward.”
Anyone who can help should contact the RSCPA appeals line on 0300 123 8018.
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