Law enforcement officials are searching for the person or people responsible for killing and mutilating cats in Washington state.
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Several cats have been killed in Thurston County since February, according to Erika Johnson, Thurston County Joint Animal Services lead investigator on the case.
On Sunday, a seventh cat was discovered. That cat was found killed and mutilated near Decatur Park in West Olympia.
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In Thurston County on Saturday and Sunday, law enforcement officials went door to door warning homeowners of the serial pet killer.
Pasado's Safe Haven is offering a $3,000 reward for information leading to the suspect.
"The cats are usually left in public places after they are killed," a release from Pasado's reads. "Investigators believe these cases are linked due to similar mutilations done to the cats' bodies (removal of the spine)."
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Johnson said the cats are strangled and then surgically cut, not professionally but with a knife. The cats killed have been found in Lacey, West Olympia and Tumwater.
If you have information, call 360-352-2510.