Heartbreaking pictures have emerged of a feline mourning the death of her kittens, which were stabbed. This cruel act took place in China.
One was even decapitated by a brutal killer.
The little kittens, which were too young even to open their eyes, were found by an old lady who has been taking care of homeless cats in the city of Xi’an for quite some time.
Mrs. Yang often feeds the cats and provides them with boxes for shelter whenever they turn up.
But her love of cats is not shared by many of the locals, many of whom blame the strays for bringing diseases or just consider them pests.
Mrs. Yang spotted two kittens and their mother one day and gave them a box, which she placed in a roadside garden near her home.
The mother cat refused to leave, seemingly distraught at her murdered offspring.
Mrs. Yang said there was no video footage of the cat killer and local police had shown no interest in helping her find the people responsible for this act.
She said: ‘The kittens were obviously killed and this by a knife. How could anyone be so cruel?’
Mrs Yang has buried the kittens nearby but their mother’s grief will never go away.
How can anyone be so cruel to anyone, anything… I just don’t understand.
Let’s hope by sharing this anyone saw something after all!