A “highly unusual” and “worrisome” discovery in Springbank Park has the London Humane Society asking for information from the public.
An official says a pedestrian noticed a dead cat that was partially skinned near a path in the park on Sunday. About a foot from the body, the cat’s intestines were found.
Executive Director of the London Humane Society Judy Foster tells AM980 the cat will undergo a necropsy in Guelph.
“We need to find out if the cat suffered a traumatic death, an abusive death, and if these wounds were inflicted when the cat was alive or after it was deceased.”
Foster said the cat was likely a pet.
“It appears to be a male neutered cat, so the fact that it was a neutered cat, we do believe it was a pet. Also, the feral cat population they tip the ears, and it doesn’t appear that it was a part of a feral cat colony.”
Anyone with information about the incident is asked to contact the London Humane Society.
Unfortunately, this isn’t the only grisly discovery animal welfare officials are looking into this week.
Someone left a dead goose on Tuesday with multiple stab wounds at the front door of the Humane Society headquarters on Clarke Road.