23 “Half Cat” and 2 Deer Mutilations Confirmed Since March by Austin, Texas Law Enforcement

On Wednesday, September 5, 2001, at 7:30 a.m., this deer was found dead in the front yard of a northwest Austin, Texas, home. Its abdomen was cleanly cut open as if by a sharp instrument and all internal organs were bloodlessly placed near the animal's body in the upper right of photograph above. Videotape image courtesy Channel 8 News, Austin, Texas.
On Wednesday, September 5, 2001, at 7:30 a.m., this deer was found dead in the front yard of a northwest Austin, Texas, home. Its abdomen was cleanly cut open as if by a sharp instrument and all internal organs were bloodlessly placed near the animal's body in the upper right of photograph above. Videotape image courtesy Channel 8 News, Austin, Texas.
23 mutilated half cats, like this one photographed at the Plano, Texas Police Department north of Dallas in 1991, have been investigated by Austin police and Travis County Sheriff's Office since March 2001. Photograph courtesy Plano, Texas Police Department, August 31, 1991.
23 mutilated half cats, like this one photographed at the Plano, Texas Police Department north of Dallas in 1991, have been investigated by Austin police and Travis County Sheriff's Office since March 2001. Photograph courtesy Plano, Texas Police Department, August 31, 1991.

September 8, 2001  Austin, Texas - A month ago on August 11, I reported “Unusual Cat Deaths in Austin, Texas and Navarre, Florida” at Earthfiles.com At the time, six cats had been found cut in half with no blood or signs of struggle. But a lot more has happened since then and on Thursday, September 6, Austin police and representatives from the Travis County Sheriff's office met with residents of northwestern Austin at the Balcones Country Club to announce that the cat mutilations have climbed to 23.

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