Essex Police are appealing for information after a cat was shot and killed in an incident in Great Bentley.
Roger, who had been a much loved family pet for 15 years was shot outside a property in Wick Road.
CCTV of the incident shows the cat convulsing after being shot. A purpose built lamping vehicle, believed to be a Kubota, then pulls up and two people get out. One of the people stamps on the cat, before picking up his body and throwing him in a nearby field.
Officers suspect that Roger was shot with a .22 rifle, or similar.
Anyone with any information is asked to contact Pc Rebecca Hanlon at Clacton police station on 101.