A household has been left heartbroken after being sent a video of their cat with its head cut off, in what they imagine may very well be half of a ‘gang initiation’ ritual.
The stunning footage was sent to Caroline Prater by a teenage neighbour.
Ginger cat Morris had been missing for greater than week, based on BristolLive.
Caroline says that after being sent the video of Morris with its head and tail cut off, she recognised the world within the background the place the incident happened, because the footpath on the finish of her personal cul-de-sac.
After dashing to the scene, she found Morris’s fur mendacity across the spot, however there was no signal of the cat’s physique.
The Prater household say they’ve requested police to look into the chance that the incident could have been half of a ‘gang initiation’ by somebody who needed to show their loyalty to an area gang.
Caroline mentioned: ‘It’s horrendous, completely horrendous.
I’m offended that individuals would do that.
‘They have scraped all the fur off his back and then cut his head off.’
She added: ‘The video was completely horrible.
‘The camera scans up and down Morris’s physique exhibiting accidents after which his head is nearly utterly off, it’s been cut off simply so it’s hooked up by a thread – it’s disgusting.’
The household realised one thing was improper, when Morris didn’t come house final Friday.
They printed and caught up posters by the native space in a determined seek for Morris.
Caroline is now calling on all households within the Bristol space to regulate their cats.
Police say a person in his 20s has been arrested in connection with the incident and that inquiries are ongoing.