3 cats killed by bow and arrow in Palmetto Bay in past week

Latest cat killed found with spinal cord cut in half

PALMETTO BAY, Fla. – Residents in one Palmetto Bay neighborhood are frightened after someone appears to be targeting cats in the area with a bow and arrow.

Three cats are said to have been killed in roughly a week.

"It's sad," said Jackie Neidorf, a woman who lives in the area.

Residents told Local 10 News that the cats are attacked in the middle of the night. A tuxedo cat named Kitty was the latest victim. She was a little over a year old, and her owner said she wants to warn the public about the cat killer on the loose.

"Her spinal cord had been snapped in half and there was a huge hole in her, and there was flesh coming out of it," said Kitty's owner, who asked not to be identified.

The owner said she can't believe anyone would do this to such an innocent creature.

"Something is wrong with them," said Kitty's owner. "She was a sweetheart, she was a sweet cat. She probably  walked right up to that person and let them pet her and then that person, whoever it was, a sick sicko, I don't know what they were thinking, wanted to hurt her for whatever reason."

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