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About a month ago, I was driving my schoolbus route when I saw what I thought was a dead kitten on Cosmo Street. As I got closer, I realized it was an adult cat...chopped in half, just below the shoulder blades. It wasn’t smashed, no puddle of blood, no blood on its fur, or any other sign of trauma. I drove off.

On July 8, I came across another severed cat portion, this time on 30th Street near Kalmia. Same portion, same condition.

Click here to see a graphic photo of the severed cat portion

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crossingtracksgallery July 16, 2009 @ 3:12 p.m.

whoever does this Im in the area of these killings and let this be a warning if u do anything to any of my pets may the state intervene before I get my revenge!!!

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XxUrDaddyxX July 16, 2009 @ 5:11 p.m.

This reminds me of when I was in middle school back in 2001, 7th grades. There was a spot in the field where we used to run our Friday's Mile. Everyday, a new dead cat was scatted around. I know for sure they didn't die from natural causes. Some of the guts were tie up into a bow and a pair of legs were sticking out of the ground. I remember one time there was one those devil star drawn on the dirt with of course cat's parts around it. Could it have been some sick devil freak? I'll never know...

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MaidenHead July 16, 2009 @ 7:14 p.m.

To whoever killed that cat: you will be discovered and you will likely face jail time.

To whoever knows anything about how that cat got itself halved: please contact the San Diego Police Department with your information.

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ChuckMac619 July 16, 2009 @ 7:15 p.m.

Man , u gotta be 1 sick individual to do something like this ! I hope whoever does this burns in hell or gets caught by the owner of 1 of these cats ! Dont let me be the 1 to catch this sick person cuz i promise itll be over for that individual ! Just reading this story makes me sick to my stomach & makes me think of the awful things id do personally to whoever is responsible for these sick-minded crimes . Get a life looser or die in the worst possible fashion ! F it , just die !!!!!!!!!!!!

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magicsfive July 16, 2009 @ 7:27 p.m.

that was my neighborhood just before i moved away. cats were disappearing all over the place. people kept saying it was a coyote, but i knew someone was taking these cats and hurting them. Damn you to hell....and yes, if caught they probably will get jail time. and stay away from chuck...i believe he means it :O

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Gian Ghio July 22, 2009 @ 11:42 p.m.

I hope I never run into this person. If I do, that would be the last time anybody saw him or her in 1 piece. This person deserves to be cut in half and have their insides tied in a bow. Very upseting.

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speda1 July 25, 2009 @ 8:16 a.m.

I just saw 2 killed cats during my walk this morning. One on 67th St. and another just around the corner on Shannon. Limbs torn off one.

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JAG Aug. 13, 2009 @ 1:19 p.m.

My family lives in the housing tracks off Govenor Drive in University City and our cat has been missing for 2 weeks now. We put up signs and talked with neighbors and found out there are other missing cats as well. We've lived in UC for over 20 years and in that time had one cat hit by a car, one we actually found beating eaten by a coyote (15 years ago when we still lived on the edge of Rose Canyon) and another die of old age during that time. We've always allowed our cats to roam outside as they please and they've always come home. Some neighbors I've talked to speculated about coyotes, but just yesterday more signs went up in the neighbor claiming that it isn't a coyote, but a "CAT KILLER" in the area and these people have had 3 cats go missing. I work in Clairemont and there's even a couple of "missing cats" signs there too.

What the hell is going on in our neighborhoods? Beware that something is taking/killing our belived pets and it needs to be addressed.

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christina Nov. 1, 2009 @ 10:56 a.m.

i probably shouldn't give this any more attention that it already has because it is sometimes within our sick nature as humans to fertilize to the extreme a seed that is planted and new little seedlings start to pop up. Unfortunately we have taught ourselves to be worse than animals, killing and mamming the lives and bodies of innocent creatures. i too have seen the severed top portion of a cat's body at bird park on upas and 28th st. i had assumed it was because of a coyote (not that i hold any contempt for the coyote if it had been him. they have to eat too), but i often wondered why, if it was a coyote there was any part of the body left at all. coyotes eat everything, bones, fur, guts and just leave some traces of their meal behind, not a full portion. i have a hard time understanding why a person or people would do this and why. i can only hope that they receive the same twisted fate at the end of their miserable lives by the hands of another. i fear all the time for the lives of my cats that i allow outside. i sit by the window at night listening the nights when i can't find them to bring them in. i don't believe that there is any jail time involved for a person who kills an animal, but i know there would be for me if i ever found someone doing anything cruel to my animals or the animals of someone else. i just wish they would stop doing it if for nothing else other than the animals owners left behind wondering why someone would have done it.

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dhallsd Nov. 2, 2009 @ 11:55 a.m.

That's the earmarking of a potential serial killer.

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christina Nov. 2, 2009 @ 3:56 p.m.

wouldn't they already be considered a serial killer, just because it's not a human life doesn't take away from the repetition on the killings, it's just that they are too coward still to take a human life. hopefully they remain coward, but it much easier to live with oneself if you weren't mutilating and torturing an animal that is surely going to be missed by someone. someone who will be tormented by the idea of who their cat was dismembered brutally by some freak sort of person.

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srichey Nov. 21, 2009 @ 4:13 p.m.

I've heard stories of Coyotes leaving partial remains of cats before, but maybe it's wishful thinking. I hate to think that someone is vicious enough to go out of their way to do something like this.

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Fred Williams Nov. 21, 2009 @ 6:51 p.m.

Too many of the commenters jump to the conclusion that this is done by a human.

I'm glad to reassure you that this is almost certainly the work of coyotes. They eat cats, especially the ones living in our urban canyons. Some estimates put cats as high as 40% of an urban coyote's diet.

Like a lot of carrion eaters, they're messy. They do tend to scatter body parts around, and finding them on roads is no surprise.

Think of it: A happy but skitish coyote is trotting along with a hunk of fresh cat in the early morning hours, when a car appears.

The coyote, startled, will drop the hunk of cat and scurry away. If it doesn't come back for the food, it lies there until it's discovered by a human who immediately has dark thoughts about that creepy teenager down the street who always wears black t-shirts.

When they hunt in packs (and sometimes they do) they tend to surround your precious kitty, bark up a storm making the cat cower down, and then rip it to pieces.

Sorry about that. That's just what they do. Nothing personal against your cat.

So don't worry. It's highly unlikely to be that spotty boy who listens to weird music and doesn't have many friends.

If you let your cat out at night in almost any neighborhood in San Diego, chances are the coyotes will be very interested.

The coyotes were here first. Keep your cat indoors or accept the consequences.

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