Foul play could be behind the disappearance of dozens of cats that used to call Main Street in Arlington, Texas their home, business owners claim.

A row of white crosses now encompasses two streets in Arlington where the feral cat community to benefit from prowl. Each marker commemorates a kitten thats been found dead or has disappeared during the past two weeks, KTVT reported.

These cats of Main Street had a home, said Sarah Hughes, who works in the area.

The communitys industries had fed and cared for the cats, and an animal shelters trap-and-release program made sure the felines were spayed and neutered. While the locals took care to control the cat population, the cats made sure to control the rodent population, both sides benefitting from the relationship.

But recently, the cats have stopped coming after food and several have turned up dead.

A police report was filed and Arlington residents identified a are part of the community who previously made menaces against the animals. No apprehends have been made.

Why would person even do that? Hughes told KTVT. I entail, they werent bothering anybody. Theyre well taken care of.