Another cat was found mutilated in the state of Washington on Tuesday, according to reports — marking the twelfth such incident since February. Olly, pictured here, was found dead earlier this month in Washington.
(Pasado’s Safe Haven)
A dozen cats have now found mutilated in the state of Washington with the last is found in Thurston County.
The cat was found behind a business on Tuesday in Olympia, KIRO-TV reported. A forensic examination confirmed that the cat injury corresponds to the “specific mutilations of the previous 11 cats” who were mutilated.
The province of the Joint Animal Services earlier told Q13 Fox that many of the cats, found in Olympia, Lacey and Tumwater over the last six months, are cut out from their stern to the genitals with their spines removed.
The cats are “usually left in public places after they are killed,” says the non-profit animal organization Pasado’s Safe Haven.
The sheriff’s office said Wednesday that two cats were found in Thurston County — a around 8 hours, and the other around 6 hour
People come in mutiliated cats in Washington state since February. Officials have said that the first seven discovered appeared to have been killed by the same person, probably a serial cat killer.
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The ninth cat was found — an 11-year-old boy called Midnight — went missing on Aug. 19 and was found the next day. Officials said the cat was beaten and cut open, with several internal organs removed.”
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Midnight the owner told Q13, “they found him on his birthday gone, so sad. … He was completely studded, flat as a pancake.”
Olly, a seventh cat, which was found dead on Aug. 3, reportedly fought back against her attacker. Animal services said they collected DNA samples from under the cat’s claws and sent them to a crime lab to check for the possible DNA of who killed her.
A reward for information leading to the arrest of the suspect has increased to $30,000. The Thurston County Sheriff’s Office (TSCO) is assigned, a detective with the major crimes unit of the case-in an attempt “to solve this disturbing serial crime spree.”
“TCSO is very concerned that such a predator/s is lurking and committing such heinous crimes within our community,” the sheriff’s office stated. “TCSO spend all the available resources for solving these serial crimes and bring the offender to justice.”
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