Who's Killing Colorado's Cats?
updated 07/21/2003 AT 01:00 AM EDT
•originally published 07/21/2003 AT 01:00 AM EDT
Police from area departments are now coordinating their efforts to find who—or what—is behind the killings. So far, police have no suspects. Some experts caution that the deaths may be the work of such predators as coyotes and dogs. Police are also aware that some people who kill and torture animals progress to even more gruesome crimes. Meanwhile, pets who used to roam are becoming involuntary house cats. "Our other cat, Sylvester, stays inside now," says electrician Brian Eads, whose 18-month-old silver tabby Harry was butchered June 27. So do the Hugheses' remaining cats, Lucy and Ricky. Says Christy: "I don't even feel safe with them in the backyard."