After the horrifying discovery was made, the feline, whose head remains missing, was examined by two different experts who both came to the conclusion that she had been 'beheaded' with a 'clean cut', the Manchester Evening News reports.

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Assistant manager at the shelter Davina Hanes, 52, has branded the attack 'horrific', 'gut-wrenching' and 'heartbreaking'.