BBC News (Tuesday, 27 December 2005)
The body of a cat, which had apparently been cooked alive in a microwave oven, has been found on Teesside.
Cleveland Police officers and RSPCA officials were called to a house on the Blue Hall estate in Stockton-on-Tees on Monday afternoon.
The body of the one-year-old female cat was found in the house.
The animal and a microwave oven were taken from the house for examination and police are appealing for anyone with information to contact them.
Three held over cat in microwave
BBC News (Thursday, 29 December 2005)
Three men have been arrested over the discovery of a cat's body in a microwave, where it had apparently been cooked alive.
The body of the female cat was found at a house on the Blue Hall estate, in Stockton, Teesside, on Boxing Day.
On Thursday, Cleveland Police said the three had been arrested and freed on police bail. More arrests are expected to follow, a spokeswoman said.
Meanwhile, the cat's litter of five kittens are being cared for.
They are expected to be rehomed in the new year.~5-Cat Style