Dead woman in Russia ‘eaten by her 20 cats while body undiscovered for weeks’

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Dead woman in Russia ‘eaten by her 20 cats while body undiscovered for weeks’

A woman has been eaten by her 20 cats after she died in her home and wasn’t discovered for weeks by police.

Police found the woman’s body in the Russian city of Bataysk after receiving a concerned phone call by her co-worker, the Sun reports.

Police believe she had been dead for two weeks after she collapsed.

The woman, who has not been named, was a cat breeder who owned 20 Maine Coon cats of her own.

They survived after partially eating their owner’s body, it is understood.

An animal rescue expert who cared for the woman’s cats after her death said their shocking actions were “understandable”, according to the Sun.

“The cats were left alone on their own for two weeks, there was no food, so what else to eat?"

Some of the healthier cats have now been rehomed, but it’s unclear whether their new owners are aware of what happened.

Maine Coon cats are a large domestic breed that originated in the US state of Maine. They are known for their muscular build and social personality.

It’s not the first time a cat owner has died in such a horrific way.

A Hampshire woman was found half eaten by her own cats, after her dead body remained undiscovered for two months.

Janet Veal’s corpse was found in the kitchen of her home, two months after she died, along with a number of dead and alive cats and dogs.

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