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SCRAPS finds 4 mutilated cats

SPOKANE, Wash. - Spokane County Regional Animal Protection Story is investigating after four cats were found mutilated in northwest Spokane. Three cats were found in the last week, and one in late August.

The cats were found south of Francis and west of Ash. The cats have no known owners.

In each case, only half a cat was found. In two of the cases, the front half was found, and in the other two cases, the back half was found. One cat was found in an alley, one in a field at Loma Vista Park, and two cats were found in backyards, one partially buried.

Three of the cats were either orange or orange and white. The fourth cat was a tabby.

A SCRAPS office examined each of the remains of the cats, and determined that there were 4 different cats. In some cases organs or muscle tissue may have been removed, along with the rib cage of one cat. The veterinarian believes this is the work of a human, instead of an animal attack.

The investigation is ongoing. First degree animal cruelty is a Class C Felony and may result in up to 5 years in prison and a $10,000 fine.

SCRAPS is asking for the public's help. If you have any information about this incident, you are asked to contact SCRAPS at 509-477-2532, or email scraps@spokanecounty.org.

PETA is now offering a $5,000 reward for information leading to an arrest for the person responsible for the northwest Spokane cat killings.