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$3,000 reward offered in series of cat mutilation cases

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PROVO, Utah -- The Humane Society is offering a $3,000 reward for information that leads to the person behind a string of disturbing animal cruelty cases that have appeared in Provo.

Provo police have investigated several cases involving cats that had been mutilated and burned. Police said the suspect bound the animals’ paws with tape before setting them on FrontRunner tracks to be run over. At least six dead cats have been found, according to Provo police.

Carl Arky, Humane Society, said they are hoping the reward will help bring attention to the case so the suspect can be located.

“you never get used to it,” he said. “I mean, you see that, you shake your head. We gotta do something about this. You ask, ‘What can we do?’ That's why we offer the $3,000 reward."

The attacks have occurred within the last month or so, and all of the dead cats were found near the railroad tracks between Geneva Road and Independence Avenue.

Anyone with information about the attacks is encouraged to contact Detective Morgan, Provo police, at 801-852-7292.