SURREY – It’s a grisly subject that’s been mulled
over by UFO theorists and on-line commentators since the advent of the
Internet: The mysterious case of the half-cats.
Throughout North America, pet cats have been found sliced clean in half, and to date no one knows why.
The latest cases, here in the Lower Mainland, are getting international attention.
“I’ve been getting calls from all over Canada, international,” said Sgt. Peter Thiessen, spokesman for the RCMP “E” division.
Between June and September, as many as three cats in South Surrey and
White Rock, five in Langley, and one in West Vancouver have been found
cut in half.
One woman found half of her pet on a neighbour’s lawn.
This phenomenon has been blamed on anything from Aliens to coyotes. But
an animal did not cause the latest Lower Mainland cases, Thiessen noted.
“This is surgical, very clean cut.”
Typically, only the front or back half is found, with very little blood at the scene.
Thiessen said police had no suspects at press time.
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