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UPDATE: Animal Care Services staff rules cat death an animal attack

Posted at 11:03 PM, Jan 21, 2020
and last updated 2020-01-22 00:09:21-05

CORPUS CHRISTI, Texas — Corpus Christi Animal Care Services workers had animal cruelty expert and veterinarian Dr. Melissa Draper investigate the death of the cat found by residents in the Brownlee Boulevard and Coleman Avenue area, who ruled the cat's death the result of an animal attack.

“We do have some stray dogs in the area, and sometimes we see animals that appear to be dismembered," said animal cruelty investigator Vanessa Scarbrough. "It can be from stray dogs attacking it, or owned dogs that got loose.”

Animal Control officials said if you ever see anything like this, you are advised to call them right away.

“Make sure you give details about what exactly is going on, and then don't touch the body," Scarbrough said. "Don't move anything. That's our crime scene, and the body is the evidence.”

According to neighbors located on Coleman Avenue and Brownlee Boulevard, many cats have been showing up dead.

However, authorities said only one death was reported.

Animal Control Services said to contact the proper channels before you decide to post about suspected animal cruelty to social media.

Corpus Christi Animal Care Services is located at 2626 Holly Road and can be reached at (361) 826-4630.