Comment of the Day: Cat Killings Could Signal the Birth of a Serial Killer

We have some great commenters here on Hair Balls, and it's time we paid some damn attention to them.

So we'll be highlighting a Comment of the Day each morning or afternoon from the previous day's work. Maybe two comments, even.

This will all be determined by a highly rigorous scientific formula involving wit, clarity and whatever else we feel like at the moment.

Our post about the gruesome and continuing cat killings in Inner Loop neighborhoods caused several readers to offer an analysis of what kind of person would do something like this.

Crime Stoppers offered its standard "up to $5,000" reward for information, but some people thought that wasn't enough.

As Guest wrote:

Why only $5,000 for the reward?? Most people who torture and kill animals move on to serial killing. Do we have to wait till this person is doing this to humans before we really get involved?? This is disgusting and dangerous behavior and it needs a lot more attention than what it's getting.

KEEP THE HOUSTON PRESS FREE... Since we started the Houston Press, it has been defined as the free, independent voice of Houston, and we'd like to keep it that way. With local media under siege, it's more important than ever for us to rally support behind funding our local journalism. You can help by participating in our "I Support" program, allowing us to keep offering readers access to our incisive coverage of local news, food and culture with no paywalls.
Margaret Downing is the editor-in-chief who oversees the Houston Press newsroom and its online publication. She frequently writes on a wide range of subjects.
Contact: Margaret Downing