Sick thugs hack off cat's tail in the latest in a string of mindless animal attacks in a Norfolk town

A pet owner told of her horror after mindless thugs hacked off the tail of her beloved cat.

Distraught Kerryn Johnson, 40, found 18-month-old ginger Fudge whimpering in pain after its tail was severed at the stump.

The maimed moggy was rushed to vets where he needed 15 stitches and a further 12 operations to repair the bloody wound.

fudge the cat maimed by thugs

Fudge was attacked by sick thugs who cut off his tail in a mindless act of cruelty

Housewife Kerryn believes Fudge was attacked with a knife and was lucky not to have severed his spinal cord in the sickening incident on December 29.

The mum-of-three said he had been away from her home in Thorpe St Andrew in Norwich, Norfolk, for less than 24 hours before the sick attack.

She said: 'I wouldn't like to call the person that did this an animal because even another animal wouldn't do this to a sweet natured cat like ours.

'Fudge is pretty miserable and I've nearly lost count of the number of times he's been into see the vet.

'He does not wander too far from home and is very friendly, so he probably would have gone to his attacker voluntarily and then they must have grabbed him and cut him.'

Kerryn also revealed that a number of other cats in the area have gone missing or been maimed in a similar way.

Now she is worried about the safety of her other cat, Togan.

fudge the cat maimed by sick thugs

The thugs narrowly missed Fudge's spinal cord but still the ginger tom has had to go through a long series of operations

She said: 'A number of cats in the area have gone missing and one has even turned up dead. My neighbour had a cat which had its collar melted around its neck before it died.

'I cannot believe someone could do this to an animal and am still very angry about it as well as being worried for the safety of Fudge's sister Togan.'

RSPCA inspector Ben Kirby said: 'It is disturbing to imagine what sort of person or people would do this to an animal so we need to hear from anyone who knows anything as soon as possible.'

 Those found guilty of causing unnecessary suffering to an animal could face a maximum six-month prison sentence and/or a £20,000 fine.

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