Kfar Shmaryahu cat killer strikes againa

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July 23, 2009 20:43
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A serial cat killer operating in the luxury town of Kfar Shmaryahu struck again on Wednesday, ensnaring a feline victim in a trap and driving a metal pole through the animal's head, an animal rights group said on Thursday. The grizzly sight was discovered at 2 a.m. on Thursday by Mor, a volunteer with the Ahava animal care association. "I was on patrol last night on Rehov Ganim in Kfar Shmaryahu - one of the wealthiest streets in the town - when I noticed a smell. I followed it to an elaborate cat trap. Inside was the cat's body and the pole in her head. Not only did the killer trap the animal, he wedged a pole into her head and didn't stop until it's brain was scattered and its eyes hanging out," Mor told The Jerusalem Post. "There is a psychotic cat killer systematically targeting cats here," she added. The Ahava association has suspected the presence of a serial cat killer in the area for years, and says it has found many cats that were killed in a variety of gruesome ways. Police were called to the scene and filed a report, Mor said, but added that she was skeptical whether police would take the matter seriously. "We are aware of the issue and we're looking into it," a Tel Aviv police spokeswoman said. Under the law, suspects can serve up to three years if convicted of cruelty to animals. "There are dozens of cases in which murderers of people began with animal abuse," Mor said. In February, police arrested an 18-year-old man suspected of killing hundreds of cats. The suspect confessed to plotting to murder a homeless man.

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