AUTHORITIES are investigating further alleged attacks on cats in the Shaw Heath area, following a spate of recent incidents.

Earlier this year, the Guardian reported that a cat in Shaw Drive lost three toes after it was bound with wire, and May has seen further incidents involving pets in the area.

Harrison Wild, a Norbury Drive resident, posted a warning to neighbours on Facebook after his cat was injured in the same week as others in the area.

He said: “We had let the cat out in the morning and he came back about lunchtime.

“Usually he is really vocal – he’s a Bengal so he lets you know when he’s around – but he sort of stumbled down the stairs and his face was covered in blood.

“Most of the skin had come off his nose – the injuries didn’t look like he had done it himself. My first though was that someone had kicked him or thrown something at him, and taken a chunk out of his nose.

“We just thought it was an isolated incident, but my neighbour across the road said her cat’s tail had been broken and had to be amputated.

“I really hope it’s not someone doing it but it’s quite a coincidence if it’s not.

“That night I got a phone call from my mum that her cat was at the vets because someone it looked like it had broken its leg in two places.

“Luckily it wasn’t broken and didn’t have to be amputated. It has left a nasty hole in his leg.”

Harrison's neighbour, Gemma Kelsall, had to take her cat Maisy to have her tail amputated after it was 'snapped in half'.

She said: "It's been absolutely terrible. She had broken her tail and it was snapped in half with the bone sticking out.

"I took her to the vets but because she had eaten that day she couldn't go into surgery.

"She had to go back the next day, and now has her head in a big cone.

"It seems to be a bit of a craze - I have another cat and I can't sleep at night."

The RSPCA and Cheshire Police are both looking into the incidents, after initial alleged attacks earlier this year.

Robert Stott, who lives in Shaw Drive, came home to find his cat bleeding and crying in pain with toes hanging from his foot earlier this year, after wire was wound around its leg.

An RSPCA spokesman said: “The RSPCA has been made aware of a number of incidents where cats have returned home with injuries to their tails, faces or legs, around the Shaw Heath area in Knutsford.

“The nature of the injuries are concerning as they do not appear to be consistent with those being caused in cat fights.

"We are urging anyone whose cats have suffered these injuries to contact us so we can investigate further. We'd also like to speak to anyone who has any information or who has witnessed anyone deliberately injuring cats.

“Those who can help us in our investigation should call on 0300 123 8018, and leave a message for Inspector Naomi Norris.”