The killing and mutilation of cats in the Heights area has sadly been a recurring problem for residents and pet owners in that neighborhood.
Jennifer Estopinal, administrator of the Justice For Murdered Cats in Heights Facebook page, says that she has documented 23 cases of cat mutilations in that neighborhood. There may be dozens more that have occurred but she says some pet owners may be afraid to come forward and tell their neighbors and local law enforcement.
Some more than likely don’t want to relive the moment they found their pet brutally killed in their front yard or driveway.
Just this past weekend a husband and wife in the Timbergrove area close to Jaycee Park woke up early Saturday morning to find their own cat lying dead and in pieces on their lawn. They had last seen the pet hours before. They believe that sometime between 3 a.m. and sunrise their pet was taken off and mutilated.
So far that family has declined to talk to the media about the incident.
Houston Police Department spokesman Victor Senties said Monday that the department’s animal cruelty division is aware of the incident and that officials are waiting to speak with the complainant before they will make a statement to the media.
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