Cat goes missing, found stomped and shot in Wixom

A family in Wixom is mourning the loss of their family cat after 9 years but this feline didn't die of natural causes, they say their pet was gruesomely killed.

The Mozak family said they found their cat, Lilly, dead in a neighbors yard in Loon Lake Woods in Wixom. After finding the deceased family pet, they took her to the vet to figure out how she died.

After an examination and x-rays, the family determined that Lilly was violently stomped and then shot in the head with a BB gun in the yard.

The family said they've had Lilly for 9 years are "beyond devastated" by the act of animal cruelty.

Wixom police were contacted and are investigating. The family is hoping that nobody else in their community encounters what they're experiencing and are asking people to keep an eye on their pets.