Cat found beheaded in Solihull garden
A cat has been found beheaded in the West Midlands, the RSPCA has said.
The 18-year-old male black cat, described as "very friendly and trusting", was found by his owner in her back garden in Shirley, Solihull.
RSPCA inspector Boris Lasserre said vets believed the beheading had not been caused by another animal.
He said: "Due to the clean cut it is not possible that an animal has attacked the cat."
Mr Lasserre said he was "lost for words" about a "despicable act of cruelty".
He said: "Our priority is to warn other cat owners in the area about what has happened and appeal to people's consciences if they know who may be responsible."
An RSPCA spokeswoman said the owner of the cat, found on 26 July at 05:30 BST, was too distraught to speak.
An appeal has been launched for information.