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November 12, 2012

UPDATE: Police looking into suspicious cat deaths

Test results show one of the cats died from skull fracture.


Bistany said the dead cat was black with white marks on his paws. There were “no visible signs of being struck by a car, no visible blood or dismemberment.” Bistany noted this was the eighth dead cat she had found in that neighborhood in 14 days. Similarly, the seven other cats “have had no visible signs of being struck by a car. They all appeared intact,” she wrote.

She also walked the area, checking for any signs of chemicals or other hazardous materials that could have harmed the cats. Nothing was found.

Romero stressed he was concerned about the “defenseless animals."

“It may be nothing more than someone who dislikes cats. But cruelty to animals is a felony,” he said.

The necropsy was performed at Johnson Animal Hospital in Lawrence.

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