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Cat found hanged outside Manchester church

Photo: MEN Syndication

The RSPCA is investigating after a dead cat was found hanging outside a church in Manchester.

The grim discovery was made by members of Moston Spiritualist Church before their weekly meeting on Monday night.

The ginger and white cat was found hanged from a 6ft high metal gate at the side of the building on Church Lane.

“I am a real animal lover so I was just devastated, we were all devastated and really upset.

“It was just a feeling of disbelief that someone could do such a thing. We can’t believe that someone could be so evil. It’s shocking.

“There is nothing to suggest the church has been specifically targeted, but it was obviously done deliberately so as many people as possible would see it.

– Church vice-president Brenda Kennedy

The incident was reported to the RSPCA and inspectors have attended the church to take the cat away for a post-mortem examination.

Church vice-president Brenda Kennedy Credit: MEN Syndication

“The cat was visible from the pavement and from the street and whoever did it must have known there was a service on last night because it’s advertised on a board outside church.

“We just want to warn pet owners that someone is out there doing this.”

– Church vice-president Brenda Kennedy