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Case ID: 18436
Classification: Mutilation/Torture
Animal: cat
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Animal was offleash or loose
Reward: $2,500
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Monday, Aug 15, 2011

County: Oklahoma

Disposition: Open
Case Images: 3 files available

Suspect(s) Unknown - We need your help!

A small cat named "Deuce" is recovering after part of his two back legs and tail were cut off. Sheriff's deputies are now investigating to determine what happened and if anyone is responsible.

The cat was found Monday night in a trailer park on the 13500 block of SE 29th Street.

"I think it definitely pulls on your heartstrings," Dr. Beth Ruby said, Quail Creek Veterinary Clinic. "I'm proud of him, I'm very proud of him. I think he's a major survivor."

A group of children found the stray cat and called for help.

Dr. Ruby says it appears the cat suffered the injuries four to six weeks ago.

The cat is going to be OK, but it will take some time for him to recover.

We're told Deuce will remain in the hospital and then be placed into a foster home.

Dr. Ruby says he is not ready for adoption.

According to Dr. Ruby, it's difficult to say what may have caused the injuries.

She says it could be animal cruelty, but also believes it may have been an accident.

Some people who live in the neighborhood believe it is animal cruelty.

Back in 2008, a cat was found with an arrow in its head in that same area.

The Humane Society of the United States is offering a reward of up to $2,500 for information leading to an arrest and conviction in the case.

Anyone with information about the case is asked to call Deputy Shawn Shelby at (405) 869-2501.

If you have information on this case, please contact:
Deputy Shawn Shelby
(405) 869-2501


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