A MUM of three has been left "heartbroken" after her missing pet cat was found beheaded in a neighbour's garden.
Alison Moss, 40, from New Addington, said Molly, due to turn two next month, went missing last Saturday night.
She was told by friends on Tuesday, September 9 a dead cat had been discovered, but had no idea what had happened.
"I went and saw the lady across the road who found her, she wouldn't let me look because she said it would be too horrible," Alison, of Frensham Drive, said.
"So I described Molly to her and her face just dropped. I just broke down, I kept crying.
"They said they found her on Sunday, so it must have happened on my birthday."
Alison, who works as a dinner lady at Riddlesdown Collegiate, was told by police a fox may have beheaded Molly, but vets since confirmed the cut was far too clean for another animal to be responsible.
"They said there was no possible way an animal could have done it, with that clean a cut, but they didn't know if it happened before or after Molly was already dead," she said.
Alison, who has four other pet cats, says the incident has left her and her three sons "devastated and upset".
She said: "Some people don't understand because they think it's just a cat, but it's not. She was a member of the family.
"They're like my babies. Cats don't do any harm to anyone, they're such lovely little animals; how can you just do that?
" At first I was so upset but now I just feel so angry about it.
"My boys are really upset and angry too."
Alison now wants people to come forward if they have any information about what happened to Molly.
She said: "I've noticed recently, there seems to be a lot of cats missing in New Addington, so I'm a bit dubious as to why.
"Hopefully, I want someone to come forward and help, if they saw something or know who might be responsible.
"I don't want anything to happen to anyone else's pet; people need to be aware, it's not right that this is going on.
"I'm too scared to let my other cats out of the house at all now."