CORPUS CHRISTI, Texas — Disturbing images are making waves on social media: They're pictures of dead cats on the side of the road.
Neighbors located on the corner of Coleman Avenue and Brownlee Boulevard have voiced their concerns and believe these cat killings are being done intentionally.
Homeowners said they can't believe someone would decapitate a cat and leave it in broad daylight for all to see.
Disbelief and brokenheartedness fills these homeowners, who don't understand how someone could kill cats and dump them in their neighborhood.
They say it's an upsetting sight to walk outside and see.
“Animals do not deserve this,” said neighborhood resident Beatrice Bernal Manzano. "I mean, if you don't like an animal, leave him alone. Don't get near him."
Neighbors said they are taking proactive steps such as communicating through social media and buying security cameras.
However, these efforts can be expensive.
“Some people don't have the money too, even though it’s $10 or $15, it's still a lot for people that are low-income,” said Ricardo Gonzalez, who has spotted dead cats.
Neighbors said they are burying the cats, themselves, instead of leaving them out for others to see.
“It makes me feel very, very, sad -- discouraged -- that some people need to have a more keen eye to observe this kind of matter that is happening to animals around here in Corpus Christi," said Gonzalez. "The neighborhoods -- all kinds of neighborhoods.”
We have contacted the Corpus Christi Police Department, along with Animal Care Services, about this situation.
So far, our Action 10 News team has not received a response.