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Decapitated cat shocks residents of Swiss town

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Decapitated cat shocks residents of Swiss town
The city of Schaffhausen in northern Switzerland. File photo: Hans Nater
11:08 CEST+02:00
The gruesome discovery of a cat's head on a street in northern Switzerland has left residents uneasy.

“What they did to my Loki is really evil,” the 47-year-old owner of the cat told Swiss online newspaper 20 minutes.

The woman from Schaffhausen said she last saw her pet early on Monday. On Wednesday, when the cat still hadn't returned, she called the police who showed her a series of pictures of a cat's head which had been found on a local street.

“I knew straightaway it was Loki. He is the only black cat around here and the shape of his head is very distinctive.”

Police said in a statement released on Thursday that an unknown person had killed the cat on Monday and Tuesday. That person had then removed the cat's head, possibly with a work tool, and placed it on the street.

Police are now searching for the animal's killer and have called on the public to provide information.

Disturbing photos of the cat's head were also released.

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