Horror as five kittens found hanged
Five kittens were found hanged outside an Aberdeenshire shopping centre on Tuesday.
Five dead kittens were discovered hanged outside a shopping centre in Aberdeenshire.
The kittens were found by a caretaker at Westhill Shopping Centre, off Old Skene Road, on Tuesday.
It is understood three of the animals were found behind the Chalmers bakery shop and two were by a nearby gate.
Employees at the centre are said to be “horrified, shocked and sickened” by the incident.
Grampian Police confirmed officers are investigating and appealing for witnesses.Inspector Andrew Todd said: “Our officers are making inquires and will be liaising with the SSPCA.
“Our inquiries are at an early stage and we are currently trying to establish full circumstances surrounding the incident.
“We urge anyone who saw the kittens or has any information to contact the police immediately.”
Anyone with information can contact police on 0845 600 5700 or call the Scottish SPCA animal helpline on 03000 999 999.
Last month leading animal charities reported an increase in cruelty to cats cases.
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