The body of another mutilated cat was found in Tokyo's Kita Ward this week, bringing the total of such mutilations to more than 20 in three wards since April.
Police said Wednesday the latest discovery was made in the parking lot of a residence in Kita Ward at around 8 a.m. Monday, TV Asahi reported. The cat's skin had been partially flayed off, police said.
Police said the cat was likely killed somewhere else as there was no blood at the scene.
Since April, the bodies of more than 20 cats have been found with their heads or legs cut off in Kita, Nerima and Itabashi wards.
Mutilated pigeons and rabbits have also been found over the past few weeks in Chiba, police said.© Japan Today