Ipswich mum speaks out after her cat has its ears cut off in ‘shocking’ attack
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The owner of a pet cat who had its ears cut in what has been described as a “horrific” attack has spoken out to warn others.
Little Lola, who is a rescue cat understood to be around four or five years old, was found in Cavan Road, Ipswich, with one of her ears cut off and the other partially cut.
Ipswich mother Jenny Lee, who owns Lola, said she was at work when her neighbour phoned her to tell her Lola had been hurt.
The grey and white pet, who was rushed to the vets for treatment, is now recovering from her injuries at home.
“I was so shocked to hear from my neighbour who said she had found Lola covered in blood,” said Ms Lee, who lives with her two teenage daughters and son Riley, six.
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“When I phoned the vet after it happened they said to me it must have been done by a human, there are no animal bites or scratches to be seen.
“She’s quite a shy cat as she was abandoned when she was young so wouldn’t have approached whoever did it, they must have grabbed her and attacked her.
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“I had a mixture of emotions really, I was upset and angry that someone could have done this and worried for her as she was so badly hurt.
She added: “It’s a disgusting thing to happen and I’d like to warn owners of other cats in the area to look out – cats are independent animals but something like this has happened as horrible as it might be and we need to be vigilant.”
Both police and the RSPCA have put out appeals urging residents in the area to come forward with information.
RSPCA inspector Jason Finch said: “This was a shocking attack on a beloved family pet. At the moment we have very little information as to who did this, so the police and I are urging anybody who may know something, to get in touch.
“It’s completely horrific to carry out such a nasty act of cruelty on this poor cat.”
Call the RSPCA on 0300 123 8018, or Suffolk police on 101 with information.