Charred body of cat found burned in Coventry may have been a ‘cruel Halloween prank’

The search is on for a person who set a cat on fire in Coventry, West Midlands, England. Investigators believe that since the body was discovered October 31 it may have been a cruel Halloween prank.

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Inspector Ben Jones with the RSPCA collected the body of Bonnie, a cat who was traced back to a family through her microchip. She lived in the area and had been missing for over a week. Jones stated in an interview with Metro

‘The body was blackened and charred all over as if the cat had been set on fire. ‘The burned remains had then been wrapped in a charred red blanket and dumped under a tree. ‘What we don’t know yet is whether this poor cat was still alive when she was set on fire.’

Inspector Jones went on to add he hopes Bonnie wasn’t alive when she was set on fire. According to the RSPCA, Bonnie was first set on fire then wrapped in a red jumper before being dumped on the street.

Finding Bonnie was traumatic to the person who discovered her as well as to the heartbroken family. Anyone with information is asked to contact the RSPCA at 0300 123 8018 and leave a message.

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