Cats Found Mutilated
LOS ANGELES -- Some cats were found mutilated recently in a neighborhood near West Hollywood, and an animal-care organization said it is offering a $1,000 reward for information leading to a suspect.
"My two cats now are locked inside, where they've never had to be locked inside before," neighborhood resident Ted Frost said in a broadcast report. "They don't understand what's going on. We feel as if we're under siege."
The remains of the cats, of various breeds, were discovered on properties in the neighborhood south of Santa Monica Boulevard and west of Crescent Heights Boulevard in the last couple weeks.
The owner of one of the cats, Barbara Fix, said: There's a side of me that wishes the same thing would happen to that person.
The $1,000 reward was offered by the group Bureau for Humane Law Enforcement, a private, nonprofit group based in Hawthorne that has legal authority to make arrests.
Frost said a friend discovered a mutilated cat at 744 N. Croft Ave. and asked for his help. He said he contacted the animal-care group after the Hollywood Division of the Los Angeles Police Department referred the matter to the city sanitation division.
"The girl had wrapped it up. It just didn't look right to me. We needed a police officer, but I was told that police don't do that. They gave me the sanitation division to come and pick up the remains," Frost said. Frost said one of the authorities he first talked to indicated the cat had probably been mutilated by coyotes.
He then contacted the nonprofit agency.
"They responded on the spot. They came out, took the cat and had it autopsied," Frost said.
He said the group reported that several other cats had recently been mutilated by someone using a machete.
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