MARTINSVILLE, Ind. - The Morgan County Humane Society was investigating a case of animal abuse after as many as 30 cats were found dead in Martinsville.
Neighbors said they were sickened by the violence. Pam Avery said she loves cats and everyone in the neighborhood knows it.
Several weeks ago, a boy found a dying cat in an apartment complex and took it to Avery. She said she took the cat to a local veterinarian who determined the cat’s jaw was broken and its skull was smashed.
It was believed that someone stomped the animal to death.
Three weeks ago, five dead cats were found near a dumpster and were laid out side by side. Neighbors said the cats appeared to be almost ritualistically organized.
In the last two months, neighbors estimate finding 30 wounded or dead cats in the same area.
Alicia Fouty with the Morgan County Humane Society was searching for someone whom she suspects is a disturbed individual.
"This is a person that needs some help and could be contemplating doing something on a bigger scale. It could be a person next," Fouty said.
The shelter was offering a $5,000 reward for any information that leads to an arrest.
Out of the dozens of cats that have died, only one is known to have survived. Boomer's eye is missing and his leg had to be amputated, but he has found a new home with an animal hospital employee.
"I basically called my husband and said, 'Hey what do you think about a three-legged one-eyed cat?' and he said, 'Bring him home,'" Lauren Waynick said.
Anyone with information is asked to call the Morgan County Humane Society at 765-349-9177.
Police are looking for a man wanted in connection with an alleged arson and murder in Warren County.
A person is in serious condition after being shot on the city's east side Tuesday evening.
An Indianapolis man charged with killing a 6-year-old Kentucky boy earlier this year is competent to stand trial, according to a correctional…
Two men have been arrested after an incident where two purdue students were injured by shots from a pellet gun.
A woman has been charged with two counts of neglect related to the care of her husband in a home they shared in Greenwood.