BROKEN ARROW, Okla. — *DISCRETION ADVISED: some details and photos are graphic.*
The Oklahoma Alliance for Animals is offering a reward after someone brutally killed a family's cat.
Around 11 a.m. on Saturday, Aug. 15, a Broken Arrow family found their Bengal cat "mutilated and placed in their driveway," according to an OAA Facebook post. It happened near 71st and 145th in Broken Arrow.
OAA officials said the cat, Capone, was found "cut in half and gutted."
The family consulted a veterinarian who said they believed a person, not an animal, killed the cat with "severe malicious intentions." Family members believe it could be a hate crime since a member of the family is a police officer.
It is well documented and proven that violence and abuse against animals leads to other major crimes, including violence against children and elders. We need to find the person who did this.
OAA is offering a reward of $5,800 for information leading to the arrest and conviction of the individual(s) responsible for the killing of Capone, according to the deceased cat's owner.
If anyone has information on this case, please contact the Broken Arrow Police Department.
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