The Alabama Animal Welfare Coalition says 4 cats in Theodore have been mutilated recently. The non-profit posted to their Facebook page pictures of two of the cats.
Sunday night, Hope Brown and her family were enjoying the evening when one of the cats they regularly feed in their neighborhood came to their porch in pain.
“It was bloody and missing its tail,” said Brown.
Brown first thought it was an accident. “A couple of hours later, another cat showed up on our porch. Who I had just seen previously, and it was also missing half of its tail,” said Brown.
She filed a police report, beginning to worry about a bigger problem. “The next day, two more cats came up, tail-less,” said Brown.
“When I saw it, I was of course horrified,” said Kristy Mobley, a board member for the Alabama Animal Welfare Coalition.
Mobley came out to Brown’s neighborhood after Brown contacted the Alabama Animal Welfare Coalition, to help take care of the cats.
“Cutting off on purpose the tails of these animals, I don’t know if I’ve ever seen anything like that,” said Mobley.
Brown says she thinks someone is purposefully cutting the tails off these cats.
“It’s scary to think that we have somebody that’s this cruel that lives in our neighborhood,” said Brown.
The mom of three is worried about her children.
“Cats I feel like are small, and defenseless in the same way that children are,” said Brown.
Brown now keeps a watchful eye on her little ones, not knowing what’s happening in her neighborhood.
There is a fundraiser to help pay for their care (https://www.gofundme.com/4-cats-have-tails-mutilated).
Two of the cats were caught and are being taken care of by a vet. The other two have not been caught yet.