The RSPCA is appealing for people to come forward with information after a cat who had been missing for a month was found dead.

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Luna

Luna, a one-year-old black-and-white cat, went missing from her home in Old Town Lane, in Pelsall, Walsall, on 25 August. Her headless body was found on 25 September in her owner’s back garden.

A vet examination showed that Luna had been dead for a month, although her body was not there when her owners were out in the garden a couple of hours earlier.

RSPCA inspector Rob Crutchley, who is investigating, said: “This is a very sad incident which has understandably left Luna’s owners very distressed.

“At the moment we cannot say for definite how the cat got these injuries – and whether her head was lost before or after she died. It is possible her head may have been removed by wildlife. However, we are not ruling anything out so we urge anyone who has any information to contact us in complete confidence on 0300 123 8018.”

Luna’s owner, Penny Price, said she has been left devastated. She said: “My daughter had been sat out in the garden on the Sunday morning and there was nothing untoward. We went out for a couple of hours and when we returned, one of our fences had been broken down and Luna’s body was in the back garden.

“It has left me scared. Luna was such a lively cat but she was very timid of other people. It was so out of character for her to go missing because she never went far – we could always see her from our house.”

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