Who or what is dismembering cats?
That is the question Grove City police want answered after they say the remains of four cats have appeared in various parts of the city.
10TV spoke with the Rohrbachers, a Grove City family that has had a cat missing since early June.
They worry their cat, Mr. Man, could be one of the cats that have turned up dead.
"It hurts,” said Chris Rohrbacher. “It’s just sad.”
Rohrbacher says his family is waiting to hear back from a Grove City detective about whether Mr. Man fits the description of one of the cats.
Police reports reveal disturbing details of dismembered cat heads and dismembered cat legs.
Detectives say the parts were discovered on Haughn Rd., Holton Rd., Windrow Dr., Teabury Square and Annabelle Ct.
"Someone who does something like that to animals obviously doesn't have a higher power,” Rohrbacher said. "It's a terrible thing and they need to be caught."
Grove City police say a school custodian found parts of one of the cats at a playground area at Buckeye Woods Elementary.
They say it was a missing cat named Gizmo.
The volunteer, non-profit group Pet FBI put out a flyer calling whoever killed Gizmo a “future serial killer.”
10TV spoke with another Grove City cat owner who would agree.
"The police need to get to the bottom of this because this is, I think, sadistic,” said Heather Hite. “It's disgusting. Somebody is mentally ill who is doing this."
Hite has a dog and three cats and says she will be keeping a close eye on all of her pets.
“We’ll make it a family thing to make sure none of the pets are out,” she said.
That is advice police and the Rohrbachers want all Grove City pet owners to take to heart.
"Everyone get your pets inside,” Rohrbacher said.
Detectives have not ruled out another animal causing the dismemberment but continue to investigate.
Report any suspicious activity or predatory wildlife encounters to the Division of Police at (614) 277-1710.
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