In a disturbing and horrifying act of vengeance, burglars in England killed a 10-week-old kitten in a microwave because the home owner did not leave anything "worth to take."
According to a report in the Daily Mail, the police are looking for a team of burglars who committed the heinous act when they did not find anything to steal in a house in Nuneaton, Warwickshire. The homeowner who reported the break-in found the body of her pet only hours after the incident.
The owner's mother, who refused to be named, said her daughter had found the front door of her flat open. On entering the house, the owner kept searching for her pet and was shocked to find its body.
"My daughter returned to her flat and found the front door open. There was no sign of the kitten, which she called Adele after her favourite singer, and thought it might have run outside," the Daily Mail has quoted the owner's mother as saying.
"My daughter contacted the police but it was not until she went into the kitchen some time later that she looked into the microwave and found what had happened. It just doesn't bear thinking about."
"What sort of people would kill such a defenceless little animal, and in such a sickening way?" she told the paper.
According to the police, the burglars killed the kitten after they had raided the flat and found nothing worth to steal.
"This was a cowardly act which will have caused indescribable suffering to a helpless animal. We need to find out who they are," said PC Ben Hood of the Warwickshire Police.
An RSPCA spokesman added: "We are horrified to hear of this horrendous act of cruelty and urge anyone with information about who was responsible to please come forward."
The 72-year-old mother couldn't hide her disappointment and called for justice for her daughter's kitten.
"My daughter is absolutely distraught - she has fallen apart and cannot stop crying," reported the Daily Mail quoting the owner's mother as saying.
"It has made me ill as well because I just keep thinking about that lovely little kitten with its beautiful little face."
"It was so friendly and I can imagine it would have run straight up to the burglars. How anyone can do anything so awful and heartless is beyond me. Hopefully someone, somewhere, will know who is responsible and provide information so they can be brought to justice."
Reports suggest the break-in happened between 2 p.m. on Nov. 26 and 1 a.m. on Nov. 27.
Meanwhile, another burglary reportedly took place in a neighbouring property the same night.