The Broward Sheriff’s Office is urging residents throughout the county not to let their pets roam around without supervision.
The warning comes after the discovery earlier this month of the carcass of a dead cat in Parkland’s Meadow Run development.
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The cat’s remains were found on Sept. 14. The Sheriff’s Office says the cause of the animal’s death remains unclear.
The cat had been gutted, its neck was snapped and its chest was slit open, WPLG-Ch.10 reported after interviewing the animal’s owner.
Since the discovery of the dead cat, BSO has received several other complaints ofcats missing from the same Parkland community. However, the agency says there’s no direct evidence linking the missing cats to the one that was found dead.
The Sheriff’s Office is asking for the community’s help in identifying suspicious people, animals or activities that could be related to these cases.