The family cat of a police officer who investigated a case in which two Huntly teenagers burned cats alive has been cut in half and dumped outside the town's police station.
Huntly Senior Sergeant Blair Donaldson arrived at the station, across the road from his house, last Monday and found his 18-month-old Persian cat Patsy had been killed.
"She had been ripped in half and left in the police station car park," Mr Donaldson said.
He said his wife and children were devastated. The cat had been a Christmas present for his children. He did not know who had killed Patsy.