The six disembodied cat heads have been found since mid-August but there were “no signs of torsos, no signs of blood,” York Regional Police Const. Andy Pattenden told a news conference in Stouffville on Thursday morning.
“We don’t know what the motive is behind it,” he said, but added that “it would appear as if there’s some sort of intent there.”
Pattenden stressed that the decapitations of the cats, whose heads were found between Aug. 12 and Sept. 13, do not appear to be the result of accidents or animal predators.
All of the heads appear to have been “placed, and not dropped accidentally or pushed around by something like a motor vehicle,” he said.
When asked whether the animal cruelty is a concern, given the association such acts have with later violence against people, Pattenden said everything is a concern at this point.
6 severed cat heads found in Stouffville | Toronto Star