A dozen cats have now been received mutilated in Washington state with the most recent developments being found in Thurston County.
The feline was found behind a business on Tuesday in Olympia, KIRO-TV reported. A forensic exam confirmed that the cat’s injuries matched the “specific mutilations of previous 11 cats” who were maimed.
The county’s Joint Animal Service previously told Q1 3 Fox that many of the cats, found in Olympia, Lacey and Tumwater over the last six months, have been cut open from their stern to genitals with their spines removed.
The cats are “usually left in public places after they are killed, ” according to non-profit animal organization Pasado’s Safe Haven.
The sheriff’s office said Wednesday that two more cats were found in Thurston County — one around 8 a. m ., and the other around 6 p. m.
People have been coming across mutiliated cats in Washington state since February. Officials have said the first seven detected appeared to have been killed by the same person, believed to be a serial cat killer.
The ninth cat received — an 11 -year-old named Midnight — went missing on Aug. 19 and was received the next day. Officials said the cat was beaten and sliced open, with “several internal organ removed.”
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