SNIPPED: "Miami Area Sees Rash of Cat MutilationsBy SARAH LARIMER, AP posted: 3 HOURS 38 MINUTES AGOcomments: 215filed under: Animal News, Crime News, National NewsPrintShareText SizeAAAMIAMI (June 10) -- The black cat's body was found in the grass, just feet from the hedges where she slept each day. Miss Kitty was still warm to the touch when the South Florida couple who cared for her found her in the yard next door. Her head was smashed and her back legs skinned, like pieces of chicken in a grocer's freezer. And she was not the only one to suffer such a fate. Skip over this content 'I Feel Terrorized'J Pat Carter, AP4 photos Alicia Glatzer holds a photo of one her cats, Sarah, Tuesday, at her home in Miami, Fla. Sarah is one of about two dozen cats that have been brutally killed over the past month in two south Miami-Dade County communities. Horrified owners have been finding their cats killed and mutilated for the past month in two south Miami-Dade County communities. Many of the cats were missing fur and appeared to have been cut with a sharp, straight instrument, police said. In all, investigators are looking into about two dozen deaths, with enough evidence to try to prosecute at least 15 of the cases. ... Louis B. Schlesinger, a professor of forensic psychology at John Jay College of Criminal Justice in New York, said residents should be cautious, even if initial signs don't indicate humans are in danger. He said the man believed to the "Boston Strangler" also shot cats with arrows. "This should be taken as seriously as could possibly be," he said.Local authorities are urging pet owners to keep their animals indoors. A tip line has also been established, and local organizations have contributed thousands in reward money for information would helps lead to the arrest of the culprit. A month ago, 42-year-old Alicia Glatzer's husband found their cat, Sarah, outside their Palmetto Bay home. The cat had been skinned and half of her face was missing. The family initially thought that the cat had been hit by a car, but a week later learned of the other killings. ..." Bolded by me, Chezhire. See here: http://news.aol.com/article/cats-mutilated-florida/521377 I hope they catch whomever is doing this, and fast. People, if you can call them that, who do these things can escalate to killing humans.