[Christchurch, NZ] The cat's owner, Burnside photographer Jess McGiffin, posted images of the damage on Facebook, which have attracted hundreds of shares and comments, many expressing outrage.
McGiffin, 24, said she and husband James were at home watching television about 9pm when 1-year-old Turbo jumped on her lap. When she started patting him, he felt different.
She looked down and found Turbo had been shaved on his back, forehead, legs and other patches over his body. Whiskers from his nose, ears and eyebrows were also gone.
What was worse, his attackers had used a vivid marker to draw the Nazi symbol on his shaved back.
''It had obviously just happened. I just cried,'' she said. ''It's so horrible. I just couldn't believe it.''
...[S]he feared it was a racial message aimed at her husband, as he is Filipino.
They washed off the swastika immediately after taking photos... They are now keeping Turbo inside until his whiskers grow back.
She reported the incident to police and the SPCA.
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