Plea over 'suspicious' cat death in Aberdeen
An animal charity has appealed for information after the "suspicious" death of a cat found in a rucksack in Aberdeen.
The cat was found in the Summerhill area on 22 February.
The Scottish SPCA said a post mortem examination revealed the cat had died as a result of "blunt force trauma".
Ch Insp John Carle said of the discovery: "Putting his body in a bag and leaving him in the woods is particularly sickening."
He explained: "The vet who examined this cat said his injuries are very suspicious and that they are definitely not a result of a road traffic accident.
"We can't be sure how long this cat's body had been there but the vet said he had been dead for a minimum of three or four days before being found.
"It's not yet clear how this poor cat died but what we do know is he was caused a great deal of pain and suffering.
"We are appealing to the public for information so we can find the person responsible for this callous act."