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Cats Reportedly Found Killed in Westwood Neighborhood

A sign is posted near Manning and Wilkins warning residents of the 'cat killings.'

Several cats in a Westwood neighborhood have been found dead, according to a sign posted on a residential street warning cat owners to keep their pets inside.

"If you own an outside cat, you may want to keep them indoors as there have been several cat killings in the neighborhood," the sign says.

The warning goes on to describe the most recent killing, saying a "domestic black/gray cat" was found dead on a property off Selby Avenue, across the street from Emerson Middle School.

The attack "looked to be staged by a human, rather than a frenzied attack by an animal."

According to the sign, posted near Manning and Wilkins, three cats have been killed in the area.

Wild animals are usually the culprits in cat death cases, according to a Society for the Prevention of Cruelty to Animals Los Angeles (SPCALA) official. Pet owners should try to keep their animals inside if they know deaths have been reported in the area.

Have you or your neighbors seen dead cats in the area? Tell us in the comments section below. 

C. Brooks January 31, 2013 at 05:36 PM
I can't comment on the "staged by a human" impression, but we do have coyotes in the area. We've lost two cats to coyotes here, one of which I had to dispose of, and while gruesome it wasn't the "frenzied attack" scene that you might imagine. That said, the message is the same: keep your cats indoors.
j atkins January 31, 2013 at 10:26 PM
Perhaps the SPCLA, after looking at the cats, can tell you what happened.

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