The owner of a cat, which was found dead with serious neck injuries, fears a “sicko” in Northampton is preying on people’s pets.
Casper, a black one-year-old cat, was found dead with a suspected broken neck near to Prentice Court, Goldings, last Thursday, after it failed to come in for food.
Its owner, Nathalie, who has asked the Chronicle & Echo not to publish her full name, said she went looking for her pet the next day.
She said: “We let him out as usual with his sister. They went out at about 6.30am.
“We called them in at about lunchtime and there was no response from him, which is unusual because he always comes in when he is hungry.
“He has never been out all night and he always comes in at night.”
After Casper failed to come in, Nathalie started to walk around the neighbourhood calling its name.
However, after knocking on one neighbour’s door she was presented with the horrific evidence that Casper had been found dead in a road.
She said: “I knocked on the door and I saw a black bag and I knew it was him as soon as I saw the bag.”
Nathalie said on inspecting Casper’s body it was “clear” its neck had been broken. She said she fears its neck had been wrung.
Her pet’s death came after another cat, Precious, was found with unexplained injuries in Prentice Court earlier this month.
The cat was discovered with severe injuries.
Nathalie added: “We have had Casper since he was eight weeks old, his sister is from the same litter and you shouldn’t have to bury your cat like this. There is a sicko out there killing cats. We are completely devastated.”
A spokesman for Northamptonshire Police confirmed officers were called to Prentice Court concerning a cat that was found dead with a possible broken neck. Police are investigating and “would encourage anyone with information to come forward”.