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By Jim Wallace - bio | email

ALBANY, GA (WALB) –Someone's killing cats in Northwest Albany. Eight of the animals were found dead over a three day period in November, possibly the victims of poisoning.

People in that neighborhood are keeping their pets close to home and offering a reward for information.

The eight dead cats were found between November 18th and 20th. Two of them belonged to Jean Tucker who lives on Lullwater Road.

She wants to know what happened to her beloved pets. Jean Tucker keeps a close eye on Lucy, after two of her other cats were found dead two weeks ago.  "The first cat, the body was found right about here."

Tucker's cats Precious and Sport were found dead, one of them beside her front porch. "Like I say he was my baby. He was so much company. So that's eight in three days. We think they were poisoned of course."

Tucker took one of her cats to the State Lab at ABAC in Tifton for necropsy, and called law officers to investigate the animal deaths.

Tucker said "It's just been devastating. I can't believe that anybody in this block in here is that much of a coward, and that cruel to do something like this."

Now Tucker worries that more than just pets could be in danger. Tucker said "We do have a lot of grandchildren, and they could get into it. It is a very serious thing, and hopefully whoever did this will be caught."

An animal lover, Tucker leading the charge to protect the pets in her neighborhood. It is a crime to poison an animal that's not threatening your property.

The cat's necropsy results aren't yet back so there's no confirmation that the animal was poisoned.

The Lake Park neighborhood is offering a reward for information in the cat killings.

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