INSPECTORS from the Animal Welfare League are hunting a person who brutally bludgeoned and stabbed six kittens to death and dumped their bloodied bodies in a Sydney park.
It’s understood a jogger made the horrific discovery while on a morning run through Crestwood Reserve at Baulkham Hills shortly after 7.30am on Tuesday.
Inspectors from the Animal Welfare League NSW collected the bodies and said the kittens had been subjected to significant blunt force trauma and many had severe spinal injuries.
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A series of post-mortems examinations revealed the kittens, reportedly aged between six to eight weeks, had been stabbed, while four of them had their tails sliced off.
“It’s horrific, our detectives are really determined to find the person responsible,” an AWL spokesperson said.
AWL Inspector Jamie Wakefield told 7News the case was “deeply concerning” and said the AWL was now calling for information from the public to help find the perpetrator.
“This is a very serious example of animal cruelty, and it appears that these innocent kittens were tortured and in immense pain prior to their deaths,” Inspector Wakefield said.
“It is very worrying that the person who committed this crime is at large, and we would like to ensure we are able to find and prosecute them before they can inflict more cruelty on other animals in the area.”
Anyone with any information is urged to call the Animal Welfare League NSW on (02) 8899 3333 or make a report online.