SICK yobs decapitated a pet cat and stuck its head on a FIREWORK stick before apparently parading it around.
Horrified owner Norman Davies, 38, discovered his pet cat Tiger dumped in a field in a cardboard box.
The cat had had its head cut off and a stick had been shoved up through his neck.
Mr Davies was left devastated when Tiger – named after his distinctive striped fur – went missing from his home on Maple Road, Mexborough.
But his heartache turned to horror two weeks later, when he came across the shocking scene – in a field near his home on Bonfire Night.
He told the Times: “A friend of mine said kids had been playing around on the field and they had showed him what was in the box.
“He told me, and I went over straight away. I could not believe what I was seeing.
“My cat’s head had been cut clean off – I still can’t get the image out of my head.
“It was definitely him, because he has got a distinctive mark on his head which looks like an M.”
Mr Davies added: “They had broken off a firework stick and put it through his neck.
“I think some of the kids had been going round with its head on a stick. What kind of sick people would do something like that to a poor, defenceless animal?
“He was a lovely pet and was so friendly. I’m so angry that someone would do something like this.”
Mr Davies has now given Tiger a decent burial.
He warned other pet owners: “I would urge people to keep close control of their pets – especially around Halloween and Bonfire Night.
“I don’t want this to happen to anybody else.”
A spokesperson for the RSPCA warned that animal cruelty crimes can carry a six-month prison term.
She said: “This sounds like a shocking incident that has no doubt caused great distress to this cat’s owner. Fortunately, incidents like this are relatively rare”.