Police in Ruck have blamed a cat's feet for a string of "hideous crimes".
The feet, which have now been removed from the cat, are in isolation.
Ruck's mayor signed the severance papers for the five minute chopping. The RSPCA also agreed the move.
Police in the tiny Roonshire city say they have CCTV footage of the cat's feet causing mischief.
The cat died during the procedure. Owner Willis Dean is appalled but has been settled by police.
The ruckus recalls last year's events on the Isle of Goom when a cat was also killed during routine police work.
Local Trent Dupe said: "Truly unbelievable, shameful and all too predictable."