Reward for Cat-Killer Increases to $8K

Categories: Animals
He looked kinda like this
Last week, we told readers about the horrific tragedy where a 12-year-old cat was found floating in the lagoon with a five-pound weight tied to its neck. The Peninsula Humane Society is on the hunt for the cat-killer -- and the community is helping, too.

The Peninsula Humane Society put out a $1,000 reward for information leading to the arrest of the person or persons responsible for the cat's death. But over the weekend, an outraged public kicked in, and the reward climbed to $8,000, the Examiner reports.   A city worker found the black-and-white tuxedo cat on Wednesday floating on its back in the lagoon in Redwood Shores. The feline had a five-pound dumbbell tied around its neck with zip ties. The cat is presumed to have been someone's pet, based on the fact that its front paws were declawed, according to the PHS. The cat had no collar and it was not microchipped.

Volunteers have been scouring Craigslist and other lost pet sites, looking for the owner.

Anyone with information which might help locate the cat's owner or the person or persons responsible for the drowning is asked to call (650) 340-7022, ext. 384. If you would like to make a donation, please call 340-7022, ext. 327. 

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