EVERETT – Everett Police is investigating a recent series of cat mutilations in Everett.
In June, Everett Animal Services (EAS) started receiving complaints of dead cats in north Everett. In most cases, only limbs were recovered. It was initially believed the deaths were a result of other animals preying on the cats, but an examination last week by a veterinarian suggested the limbs were removed in an intentional manner. EAS reported the findings to Everett Police.
“Based on the veterinarian’s assessment, Everett Police considers these incidents to be feline mutilation,” said Investigations Captain Jeraud Irving. “Without much information to work from, we are looking for the public to help further our investigation.”
Dates and locations of mutilation discoveries:
-June 13 in the 2200 block of Rockefeller Ave
-July 13 in the 3300 block of Rockefeller Ave
-July 15 in the 3300 block of Rockefeller Ave
-July 27 in the 2200 block Rockefeller Ave
-Aug. 7 in the 3600 block of Federal Ave
Anyone with information about who might be involved, or has experienced a similar situation with their pet over the past six months, is asked to Everett Police Department TIP LINE at (425) 257-8450.
For their safety, EAS recommends keeping cats indoors where they are protected from cars, wildlife, disease, and harmful individuals. All cats, whether kept indoors or allowed outside, should have identification such as a current license tag and/or registered microchip. For more information about lost/found animals in Everett and Snohomish County visit www.everettwa.gov/lostandfoundpets.
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