This is getting really out of hand: A Lazybrook woman has reported another cat mutilation, which was discovered -- but somehow overlooked -- shortly before another incident on September 20.
The woman says she found the leg, ear, and nose "of what would have been a small sized black cat," placed 2-3 inches apart, on her lawn Sept. 18 or Sept. 19, according to Jennifer Estopinal, a Lazybrook resident who has been cataloging the crimes. We're up to 24 incidents since 2008, by Estopinal's count.
In addition to a Crime Stoppers reward, the owner of the cat whose remains were found Sept. 20 has posted a Craigslist ad offering $10,000 "for information leading to the arrest and conviction of the person or persons" responsible.
"To EARN your reward, you must be able to tell me the exact location my cat was taken from, and specific details as to the extent of his mutilation," the ad states. "If you get this right, you have my attention. Trolls can just fuck off."
The ad ends on a somewhat chilly note: "And, to the monster who committed this abomination: What goes around comes around."
Houston police have been investigating these crimes, but they don't have a lot to work with. So if you know something, please call Crime Stoppers at 713-222-TIPS (8477) or text TIP610 to CRIMES (274637).