Claremore Daily Progress

Crime/Courts

June 4, 2014

Act of cruelty

Kitten’s ears cut off

CLAREMORE —

An act of animal cruelty has one Claremore mother worried after she found her family pet with its ears cut off.
Sami Wise only moved to the neighborhood four months ago and was shocked when her seven-month-old kitten was left on her porch injured and scared.
“I am nervous,” Wise said. “If someone could do that to a cat, what could they do to a person?”
Wise got the grey tabby cat, named Kawpawka, to protect her house from mice.
Kawpawka is an indoor/ outdoor cat but spends most of her time outside due to the family’s allergies, according to Wise.
“I walked outside and I saw her ears on my doorstep,” Wise said.
Wise first thought the kitten was attacked by a neighborhood dog, but the cuts were clean as if scissors were used.
Rogers County Sheriff Scott Walton said there’s no way another animal is responsible for this kind of injury.
“This is nothing short of an act of violence,” Walton said.
The Rogers County Sheriff’s office is investigating the case.
Wise told deputies she saw the cat at 10:30 a.m. Monday, just hours before finding her ears lying on the porch and she was fine.
The cat was injured in broad daylight and had not been known to stray away from the house, according to Wise.
Wise said she doesn’t have any issues with her neighbors and is unsure of who could have done this.
“When this type of sick behavior is noticed, you just wonder what the next step could be,” Walton said.
“Kawpawka is doing fine, just timid and scared,” Wise said. “The Rogers County Sheriff’s office has been very helpful in all of this.”
Investigators didn’t find any blood at the scene. Wise said it appeared the kitten’s nails had been trimmed.

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