SPCA of Texas offers $5,000 reward in cat killer case

image As if there weren’t enough reasons to keep your cat inside, some deranged individual in Northwest Dallas has given us all another one by going on a killing spree, strangling and dismembering neighborhood cats.

Although this is not an isolated incident (there are too many stories of cats being killed and mutilated all across North Texas, whether by animal abusers or urban wildlife), it is sufficiently disturbing that the SPCA of Texas is offering a $5,000 reward for information leading to the arrest and conviction of the perpetrator.

"There is a well-documented link between animal cruelty and human violence." said SPCA of Texas President James Bias. "Helping the Dallas Police Department bring these individuals to justice will help stop the cycle of abuse." Anyone with information about the cat killings should contact Corporal Kimberly Crawford with the Dallas Police Department at 214-670-6037.

For more info: Learn how to report animal cruelty, or check out A Safe Cat Is A Happy Cat.  Robert Wilonsk writes for Dallas Observer’s Unfair Park blog and he recaps a  conversation with the lead DPD investigator in the case.  Think your outdoor cat will never be happy indoors?  Bringing an Outside Cat In tells you how to do it successfully.

Photo courtesy UrbanCritter. Content courtesy of Rebecca Poling, our Dallas Animal Rescue Examiner – more of her articles here.

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