Cat owners in Palmetto Bay, Florida have been warned to keep their cats indoors due to a heinous string of cat mutilations. Hopefully, the reward–which Miami-Dade Crimestoppers just raised to $7500–will provide an incentive for someone to come forward with information on the individual(s) responsible for the crime spree that has killed 29 cats to date.
Animal cruelty is a third degree felony punishable by a fine of up to $5,000 and/or imprisonment up to 5 years.
Authorities have asked that if you have any information, call Miami-Dade Crime Stoppers at (305) 471-TIPS or send a text tip to 274637 (crimes). You will remain anonymous.
Those wishing to make a tax-deductible donation to Crime Stoppers may do so by making their checks payable to Miami-Dade Crime Stoppers. Please write “donation cats” on the memo line. Checks should be mailed to:
Miami-Dade Crime Stoppers
1030 NW 111 Avenue
Miami, Florida 33172-5800
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