The family of a St Albans cat which was killed last year, believed to be the work of the infamous M25 animal killer, have created a floral tribute on the first anniversary of his death.
Jack the house cat went missing from his St Albans home in May 2017 before a neighbour found a decapitated body of a cat matching Jack’s description in her garden.
The family, who wish to remain anonymous, were informed the cuts were made cleanly with a bladed instrument.
The attack has been attributed to the M25 Animal Killer, formerly known as the Croydon Cat Killer.
That name came about following the deaths of more than 250 cats, 40 foxes, and some rabbits which been recorded by South Norwood Animal Rescue and Liberty (SNARL).
At the time of the incident the RSPCA, an animal charity, confirmed they were working with police in a bid to stop the M25 animal killer: “The RSPCA takes all calls about animal welfare very seriously and there is a dedicated team continuing to work closely with the police, who are leading on this matter.
“We continue to look into all evidence given to us surrounding cat deaths to see if there is deliberate cruelty involved.
“In most instances, injuries are caused by road traffic collisions and predation by wildlife on the body of a dead animal, rather than from deliberate human involvement.”