Cat’s Severed Head Found in Kids Playground: ‘Uniquely Disturbing

Adismembered cat’s head that was found facing upwards beneath a children’s play apparatus has sparked concern that it was deliberately placed in that manner.

The head was found by an employee of the Homerton Grove Adventure Playground in London, U.K., on April 24.

Royal Society for the Prevention of Cruelty to Animals (RSPCA) inspectors who were called to the scene believed that the head was placed in that location on purpose, but because the body had not yet been found, it was unclear if the cat had been deliberately killed.

This is a truly horrifying story. We were alerted to the discovery of a dismembered black and white cat head at a children’s playground on Monday last week,” Michael Harrington, an RSPCA animal rescue officer, said in a statement on Wednesday, as reported by local news MyLondon.

“The investigation is ongoing, but first impressions appear to indicate that this was a deliberate act. The head was very carefully placed at the bottom of a children’s play apparatus and left in a way that it would be easily found,” he said. “There is a uniquely disturbing situation and we are keen to get to the bottom of what happened here.”

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