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MetiNews.Com - GRAPHIC PICTURE WARNING: Michaela Carruthers believes little Luna was tortured with a firework after the kitten's burnt and broken body was discovered near the family home.
Breaking News ! A heartbroken Scots family fear their beloved pet kitten was tortured and set alight by callous thugs just yards away from their home. Little Luna first went missing from her home in Dumfries on Monday morning but owner Michaela Carruthers initially thought she had just gone exploring. When she failed to reappear 48 hours later, the 23-year-old made a social media appeal to local residents asking for help to track down the family’s beloved pet. Little Luna first went missing on Monday (Image: Supplied) Read More Related Articles Scots warned to expect ‘tough’ Christmas without ‘usual celebration’ due to coronavirus restrictions Read More Related Articles How to get the latest Scottish news stories sent straight to your inbox with our newsletters A sighting was made nearby on Thursday bringing relief to Michaela and the rest of the family. But their world fell apart on Saturday afternoon when the disfigured and charred remains of Luna were found in a nearby field near the Queen of the South Sports Academy. The cat, who was less than a year old, had had all her legs broken, a paw ripped off and was missing her eyes. Mum-of-one Michaela believes thugs have torched the defenceless animal using a firework after hearing them being let off the night before the grim discovery. She said: “On Friday night, I was lying in my bed when I heard fireworks going off outside. Michaela had to break the news to her three-year-old daughter Nellie (Image: Supplied) Read More Related Articles Woman 'distraught' as 'professional' cake for brother's 30th looks like 'something made by child' “I didn’t think much of it but then I could hear what sounded like a cat screeching, like it was being strangled. “I just thought it was cats outside fighting as they normally do. But yesterday, I got a message from a lady who found her. “She said at first she thought it was a burnt log until she went up closer and realised it was a dead cat. “She had no fur left apart from a bit on her tail which was how we were able to identify her. “She had no eyes, her legs were all broken and one of her paws has been ripped off. “My mum went and got her. She said Luna’s face had a look of sheer terror on it. It was like something out of a horror film. “It’s like she was screaming which obviously means she was crying for help and was in pain." Luna's body was found just yards from the family home and her owners believe she was set on fire (Image: Supplied) Read More Related Articles Huge fire on M8 engulfs car as emergency services race to scene in Glasgow However, police say they don't believe the cat was set alight and died due to other causes. But Michaela is convinced foul play is involved. She said: “She had clearly been set on fire.
. “There’s no trace of a fire around her body so we think she’s had a firework strapped to her.” Michaela then faced the heartbreaking task of telling her three-year-old daughter Nellie that their adorable pet wasn’t coming home. She added: “I’m absolutely devastated and my daughter keeps asking if we can go find Luna. "I’ve tried to explain that she’s gone and that she's a star now and isn’t coming home. “She was in bed last night asking lots of questions and she absolutely broke her heart. It was also my little sister’s cat as well but she lived with us.
Luna was less than a year old when she died
“Derri is 12-years-old so we had to tell her the truth that Luna had been set on fire. I’ve never seen a little girl break her heart like that. “She kept asking why anybody would do that to a cat that wouldn’t hurt anybody. “If anyone has any information about who may have done this to our Luna, please get in touch. We just want justice. “If people can do something like this, they’ve either done it before to know how to do it or they’re going to do it again.”
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A spokesperson for Police Scotland said: "Around 5.20pm on Saturday, 17 October, 2020, a report was made to police that a cat had been found dead and was believed to have been set alight in the Glasgow Road area of Dumfries. "It was established that the cat had not been set alight and died of other causes, with no further police action required." Police could provide no further information on the cat's cause of death. She was not taken to a vet and a postmortem was not carried out. Police say they advised the complainers to contact the Scottish SPCA for further assistance. The Scottish SPCA have been contacted for comment.
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