The Animal Welfare Society of South Africa (AWS) said the severed head of a cat was found on the property of a Manenberg, Cape Town, resident on Wednesday, 25 August.
This is the 43rd cat to be killed in the area, since the killings started.
AWS spokesperson Allan Perrins said the kitten’s head was found in 3rd Avenue in Sherwood Park.
Following an x-ray examination it was determined that the head was deliberately chopped off by someone using what appears to be a sharp bladed instrument.
“We are unsure of the whereabouts of the remainder of the kitten’s body that might hold further clues as to who is committing these heinous atrocities.”
Last week a potential suspect was taken in for questioning by the police, but he was later released because of a lack of evidence linking him to the case.
The AWS is still offering a R20 000 reward to anyone who can provide information that will lead to the arrest and conviction of those responsible for the cat killings. Tip-offs can be provided to 021-692-2626 or 082-601-1761.