Cat blood has been used to scrawl a threatening message on a
Gold Coast garage door before the animal's mutilated and
decapitated body was dumped on the front door step.
The residents of an Arundel home awoke early this morning to
see a car on fire in their front yard.
But after going outside to investigate an even more horrific
sight emerged - a cat's head and mutilated body on their
doorstep and a bloodied message on their garage door.
"Whers my money? Tik tok (sic)," it read.
Detective acting Inspector Greg Aubort said the occupants
were disturbed by the message.
However, he would not say whether they had an idea who was
responsible or if there were likely to be organised crime
"We're interviewing the occupants and looking for motives of
any persons of interest that might be involved," he told AAP.
Insp Aubort said given the nature of the incident, police
were eager to catch the culprits as soon as possible.
"It's an abhorrent attack on an animal," he said.
"I think any case where you have the intentional killing or
maiming of an animal is a disgusting act and we'll certainly
be looking to prosecute those responsible to full extent of
Insp Aubort said the cat did not belong to the victims, but
did look domesticated.
Police were trying to determine who it belonged to, he said.
Officers were called to the address after neighbours heard an
explosion and saw the car on fire.
Residents could be seen on Tuesday morning scrubbing the
message off the garage door.
No one was injured in the incident.