A Second Decapitated Cat Has Been Found In Adelaide
The RSPCA is sending out a warning to pet owners after the discovery of a headless cat in an Adelaide playground -- the second decapitated cat in as many weeks.
A couple made the gruesome find on Friday morning while walking their dog in Golden Grove, near a playground on Chatswood Grove.
It is believed the small black cat was around 20 weeks old, RSPCA South Australia said in a statement.
With no microchip found on the body, the organisation is asking anyone who is missing a cat matching the description to contact them.
It comes just a week after a cat's severed head was found in the backyard of a Wynn Vale resident's home.
An RSPCA inspector was able to formally identify the cat -- a long-haired ginger and white named Bear -- after its owner posted a message to Facebook in the hope someone had seen him.
The cat's body has not been found.
RSPCA South Australia Chief Inspector Andrea Lewis said there were no strong leads on who was behind the distressing killings.
“It could be the same person or persons responsible, or it could be two entirely separate cases, we just don’t know at this stage,” Lewis said.
Lewis urged all cat owners -- especially those living in the north-eastern suburbs -- to take the appropriate steps to ensure their pets stay safe.
“These awful incidents are a reminder of how vulnerable our pets are if they’re allowed to wander and how important it is to ensure cats are microchipped by three months of age, which is now a legal requirement," she said.