Edinburgh, Fife & East Scotland

Three cats found drowned in Edinburgh wood

An investigation has been launched after the bodies of three drowned cats were discovered in Edinburgh.

A dog walker found the adult ginger cats in a small wood near Saughton Road on Sunday 3 August.

The Scottish SPCA said a post-mortem examination had revealed all three female cats had been killed around the same time by drowning.

Ch Supt Mike Flynn, of the Scottish SPCA, said it would have taken "considerable strength to kill them".

"Unfortunately our investigation so far has not resulted in any leads and we are now appealing to the public for information," he said.

"The cats were found close to a residential area with no water nearby, indicating they were deliberately left there."

He added: "This is a particularly disturbing case. These cats were subjected to a horrific death and would have undoubtedly suffered immense distress.

"It's likely they would have put up a struggle and it may have taken considerable strength to kill them.

"If anyone in the area is missing a cat fitting this description we would urge them to get in contact with us."

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