Police investigating why Kineton man's missing cat returned home with nearly all its fur shaved off its body

Police are investigating the circumstances around why a Kineton man's missing cat returned home with nearly all its fur shaved off its body.

Tuesday, 2nd March 2021, 3:54 pm

Harry Hudson took to social media over the weekend and posted a picture of his cat, Monty, in a couple of Kineton area community Facebook group pages after he had gone missing.

Monty was missing between 24-48 hours before he arrived back home late Sunday (February 28) with most of the fur shaved off his body.

Harry said: "He seems OK in himself, there are a few cuts on him and his fur is a complete mess. I do think it’s malicious."

A photo of Monty the cat after he returned to his Kineton home after he was missing for 24-48 hours (photo from Harry Hudson)

Harry made a follow up post on Facebook to make locals aware of what had happened to Monty.

The way his cat has been mistreated by someone has left Harry with lots of questions.

He said: "I have no words. How could somebody do this, I just don’t understand?"

Harry reported the incident to Warwickshire Police yesterday (Monday March 1).

The photo of Monty his owner, Harry Hudson, posted on Facebook after he went missing last weekend (photo from Harry Hudson)

A spokesperson for Warwickshire Police confirmed they are investigating the circumstances around the incident, which left Monty's body nearly fully shaven apart from the head and tail.

Monty has now been checked over by an area vet, and was physically OK.

A Warwickshire Police spokesperson said they are investigating the circumstances around what happened to Monty as a 'malicious communications' incident.

Police called it a 'malicious communications' incident because they are investigating if it is possibly linked to threats made online through social media.

Enquiries are ongoing, and anyone with information can call 101 quoting incident 379 of March 1.

Alternatively, information can be provided anonymously to the independent charity Crimestoppers on 0800 555 111.