Over the past month, several dead cats have been found in the La Quinta area southeast of Palm Springs. Anyone with information is being asked to come forward by officials.
The Riverside County (CA) Sheriff’s Department is suggesting that foul play is more than likely to blame for a recent string of cat deaths in La Quinta, southeast of Palm Springs. Over the past five weeks, six dead cats have been discovered in the area, their bodies gutted, mutilated or shot.
A spokesman for the Sheriff’s Department, Lt. Raymond Gregory, believes that the incidents are related. From a recent article in the Los Angeles Times:
“These are happening in many residential areas, so we are certainly urging the public to contact us if they see anything suspicious,” said Gregory, who also serves as assistant chief of the La Quinta Police Department, which is also investigating the cases. “The public should also keep an eye on their cats.”
The bodies of the most recently killed felines are in the custody of the Sheriff’s Department. Veterinarians and animal cruelty experts have been contacted and will be involved in the ongoing investigation.
Anyone in the La Quinta area with information is being asked to call the sheriff’s station in Indio–(760) 863-8990.
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