Investigation is underway

KENNEWICK, WA - Two cats have been found dead in Kennewick in the last week. Tri-Cities Animal Shelter & Control Services and Kennewick Police are Investigating. 

KPD first called in the Animal Shelter to help with an investigation after finding a decapitated pet cat on its owner's property near Costco in Kennewick. Then, Wednesday night the Animal Shelter says a cat found cut in half was found near Vancouver Street and 37th Avenue in Kennewick. The Animal Shelter says they were cut with an extremely sharp object.

This is part of the message posted on the agency's Facebook page:

"Please call Tri-Cities Animal Shelter & Control Services if you have any information. Any suspicious activity on your surveillance camera? Call us if you find a dead cat or dog in the city limits of Pasco, Kennewick or Richland. We can be reached at 509-545-3740.

No matter where you live, If you own a cat and allow them to roam, they could be in danger. They are at risk to catch disease, attacks by dogs and other predators, being hit by vehicles and vulnerable to cruel people who torture and kill cats (poison, shoot, burn, drown).

Because of the many deadly hazards that cats face outdoors, cat owners can leash train their cat to go on walks, or build a cool outdoor area like a screened porch, or closely supervise them for outdoor time.

Please keep your pets safe!!"