Officials investigating 7 mutilated cat cases in Washington state

Officials investigating 7 mutilated cat cases in Washington state
Olly (Courtesy: Q13 FOX News)

OLYMPIA, Wash. (AP) – Thurston County Animal Services says seven cats in Olympia have been mutilated since October.

KCPQ-TV reports one was found Friday and another on Saturday.

Harley, a tabby cat, was found by a neighbor on 6th Avenue Southwest in West Olympia. That’s not far from where a cat named Olly was found dead on Friday on Dickinson Ave NW.

Animal Services Officer Erika Johnson says the cats were cut open from stern to genitals with a scalpel and their spines were removed.

Johnson says killings were “extremely horrific.”

There is evidence Olly fought back. Officer Johnson is sending samples from her claws to the crime lab in hopes of getting a DNA match.

There were two other similar cases discovered in February.

A case from last October is believed to be connected.

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Information from: KCPQ-TV, http://q13fox.com/