Another horrific half-cat mutilation cycle has begun. As before, not a trace of any perpetrator can be found, despite the large number of felines affected. Then, in the second half of the show, a mysterious boom throws a woman across a beach and injures her.

Cat mutilations are generally dismissed as predator action, but officials never bother to explain the neat incisions, the lack of blood and, above all, the fact that no perpetrator, animal or human, has ever even been seen, let alone caught.
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A suspect was arrested in Dade Country, Florida and chargedwith 19 counts of animal cruelty, 19 counts of improperlydisposing of an animal body and 4 counts of burglary in thewave of brutalcat killings that has swept the area in recent weeks.Meanwhile, as reported byEarthfiles.com onMay 24 a resident of Rutland,British Columbia in Canada found a cat bloodlessly cut inhalf and in the first week of June in Cross Roads, Texas, aspaniel was found killed and skinned, and a reward posted.Previous to the Dade County case, nobody has ever beenarrested in connection with a pet mutilation since the firstones were reported in Canada in the 1970s.
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We recently wrote about a wave of cat mutilations in Salt Lake City. Now Jason Felch writes in The Denver Post that mutilated cats are being found almost every day in Denver. Some of them have even been mutilated before they’ve been killed. Police see a link between the Denver and Salt Lake City mutilations.

“The Utah and Colorado cases are on almost exactly the same time schedule,” says Temma Martin, of the Salt Lake County Animal Services. “Somehow they seem to be linked. The timing is similar; the injuries are similar.”
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Brandon Griggs writes in the Salt Lake Tribune that a wave of cat mutilations is going on there. Our Dreamland science reporter, Linda Moulton Howe, has reported on similar mutilations from all over the country, yet this story, like most of the others we’ve read, gives no indication of the scope of the mystery.

Around a year ago, Katy Bonacci saw what she thought was a pile of rags lying in the grass across the street. When she got closer, she realized it was her cat George, with a hole in his left side. His intestines lay on the curb. “I’ll never forget that image,” She says. “It’s just creepy. I haven’t had a good night’s sleep since.”
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