GRAPHIC: 'Large amount' of cats found dead, reward offered

GRAPHIC: 'Large amount' of cats found dead, reward offered
(Source: Caruthersville Humane Society)
(Source: Caruthersville Humane Society)
(Source: Caruthersville Humane Society)
(Source: Caruthersville Humane Society)

SENATH, MO (KAIT) - "Very bad."

That's how Karol Wilcox, president of Caruthersville Humane Society (CHS), describes the discovery Wednesday morning of a "large amount" of dead cats in a Senath neighborhood.

A resident found the bodies of at least 5 cats on Caneer Street, according to Wilcox.

"We are not sure exactly what happened," she said. "It certainly rises to the level of suspicious and very bad."

CHS is offering a $500 reward for information leading to the arrest and conviction of the person or persons responsible.

Anyone with information should contact the Senath Police Department at (573) 738-2818 or CHS at (573) 359-0113.

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