Cat killings prompt search for suspects

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MARTINSVILLE, Ind. (WISH) – Martinsville police are asking for the public’s help in finding the suspects who have killed 30 cats. The majority of those killed were stomped to death.

According to police, the cats were killed throughout the past few months in the neighbor near South Home Avenue and East South Street. Authorities say the majority of the cats were strays or outside cats.

Police are working with the Morgan County Humane Society to find the culprits. They believe teenagers are responsible for the killings.
“They should be in jail. They should be in jail really,” said Martin Jones, who lives in the community.

“They should be punished to the fullest extent of the law. It’s terrible to mistreat an animal,” said Melissa Walker, who also lives in the neighborhood.

Police said those responsible will face animal cruelty charges.

If you’ve seen something, or know something, Martinsville police are asking you to give them a call at (765) 342-6614. provides commenting to allow for constructive discussion on the stories we cover. In order to comment here, you acknowledge you have read and agreed to our Terms of Service. Commenters who violate these terms, including use of vulgar language or racial slurs, will be banned. Please be respectful of the opinions of others and keep the conversation on topic and civil. If you see an inappropriate comment, please flag it for our moderators to review.

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