STOUFFVILLE, Ont. ó Kait McFee has been worried sick since two of her cats disappeared weeks ago.
But after learning six severed cat heads were found in her neighbourhood in this town north of Toronto she's horrified at the thought her pets may be among those mutilated, McFee said Thursday.
The decapitated feline heads were found between mid-August and mid-September in a 1-km radius, police said.
"It's gross," McFee said, still shaking after hearing the disturbing news. "I really hope they catch whoever did this."
One of her cats, Fluffy, hasn't been seen since early August and another, Ash, vanished a couple of weeks later.
McFee said she has been wondering if maybe her pets were killed by another animal, perhaps a coyote. But now she can't help but think something more sinister may have happened.
Const. Andy Pattenden said the severed heads were found "intentionally" placed in public locations.
"These incidents, unfortunately, are not believed to be accidental or the result of a predatory animal," Pattenden said. "In each of these incidents...it's been only the cat's head that was found with no signs of the torso, no signs of blood and no other signs of damage to the animal."
In one case, the cat's legs were also found but the rest of the cats' remains have not been located, he said.
"Six incidents, all similar in nature, that's what's alarming to us," Pattenden said.
OSPCA investigator Brad Dewar asked residents to keep their pets indoors.
"If they are outside, please keep them within sight," he said.