AN URGENT appeal for information has been launched after the bodies of three drowned cats were discovered in Saughton.
The SSPCA was alerted when a dog walker found the adult female ginger coloured cats in a small wooded area near Saughton Road on Sunday, August 3.
Chief Superintendent Mike Flynn said, “A post mortem examination has revealed that all three cats had been killed around the same time by being drowned.
“Unfortunately our investigation so far has not resulted in any leads and we are now appealing to the public for information.
“The cats were found close to a residential area with no water near-by, indicating they were deliberately left there.
“This is a particularly disturbing case. These cats were subjected to a horrific death and would have undoubtedly suffered immense distress.
“It’s likely the cats would have put up a struggle and it may have taken considerable strength to kill them.
“If anyone in the area is missing a cat fitting this description we would urge them to get in contact with us.
“Similarly, if anyone has any information which could help identify the person who committed this cruel act they should call us on 03000 999 999.”