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PETA offers reward in cat mutilation case

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SPOKANE, Wash. -

The Spokane County Regional Animal Service, SCRAPS, says that someone is killing cats in our community. SCRAPS says they've found the bodies of four cats that have been mutilated and cut in half, and now PETA is offering a huge reward for information that leads to an arrest and conviction.

SCRAPS says so far they have no tips or leads, that's why PETA is hoping the $5,000 reward will drum up some information.

"It's imperative that we find out who did this and hold them accountable," said Stephanie Bell, who works in the Cruelty Investigations Department at PETA.

Whoever is mutilating cats in North Spokane, is getting away with it and nobody wants to see the cases add up.

The four cats were found near each other and all that's left are the halves of their bodies. They are missing organs, muscles, and bones.

One cat was found by Loma Vista Park in a field where children play. Two were found in a neighborhood near the park. "I felt really upset," said Wendy Harvey. Harvey was one of them who found half of a cat buried in her backyard.  Another cat was found in an alleyway by a business off of Northwest Boulevard.

"I don't know who does this. We know historically that serial killers often abuse animals as children or as young adults. I think if someone is committing a crime like this, that they really need some help. It's very unsettling," said Nancy Hill, Regional Director with SCRAPS.

It's a horrific case, that pictures can't even be released. Hill says cases like these are difficult to investigate. "This case is particularly frustrating because of the lack of information or tips," she said.

No owners are known so far. SCRAPS says that if owners are missing their cat, they can try to come down to SCRAPS and identify, but a fair warning--- it's not going to be easy because of the condition of the animal.

SCRAPS says it's very difficult to convict someone in these cases unless there is an eyewitness or direct evidence.

They need as many tips as they can get or any leads so they can track down who may have done this. You can call: (509) 477-2532.

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