A recent string of alleged cat killings and mutilations has prompted an investigation by the Spokane County Regional Animal Service, according to KHQ.
Four cats have been found cut in half, the TV station reported, as two front-ends, and two hind-ends were found, all from different cats.
SCRAPS believes all four cases are connected.
The first cat was in August in a backyard just south of Francis Avenue and west of Ash Street, SCRAPS told KHQ, and two more were found in the same area in the past seven days.
Another was found at Northwest Boulevard and Euclid Avenue. Some of the cats were missing organs, muscles and bones, KHQ reported. None carried a microchip.
Wendy Erman Harvey, of Spokane, posted on Facebook that a mutilated cat was found in her yard on Saturday.
“It is also scary that a stranger came into our yard and did this,” Harvey posted. “We called the police who then referred us to animal control. Animal control came today and he advised what he found was a cat cut in half. He said this is the third one this week in this area. If you live in Spokane and have cats please keep them inside.”