MCSO investigates Animal Cruelty in Indiantown

MCSO investigates Animal Cruelty in Indiantown. Torture of at least six cats from one neighborhood has been reported.

Martin County Sheriff’s Agricultural Detectives are searching for answers in the torture of at least six cats. Three of which died as a result of their injuries. The incidents are occurring along SW 175th Street in Indiantown.

The photo below is of a male Siamese cat found in October. Someone severed the cat’s leg off. He survived and has recovered from its injuries, but is now permanently disfigured. The individual caring for the animal told detectives this is the sixth feral cat that has been found hacked up or mutilated since October.

In January a feline was found deceased with its chest sliced open. In December another cat was found with its legs chopped off and a bullet hole, and more recently, a pregnant cat was found with its back cut open.

Those three animals died. Two other cats have lacerations on their bodies, but are still alive. The complainant told detectives she initially thought the cats were being hit by cars or attacked by other animals, but because of the most recent incident, she believes they are being attacked with a machete or other sharp object.

Detectives are treating this as an animal cruelty investigation.

If you have any information about this, you’re asked to call Detective John Barca at the Martin County Sheriff’s Office.

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