Three dead cats were found along a busy road in Wolcott recently, and now some animal control officers think they know how they were killed.
“I do not believe it's random at all because of the way they were basically separated within a quarter mile of each other," said Rosyln Nenninger, Wolcott Animal Control officer.
The black cat and two black kittens were found dead on the Waterbury-Wolcott town line. The kittens were as young as 10 weeks old.
“We drove to the Waterbury line and there was a dead kitten on the side of road. We went down and found another dead kitten and then what's believed to be the mama cat down the road,” Nenninger said.
She said she received a phone call over the weekend that there was a box of kittens along the road, and someone was afraid that they were dead.
“It appears to me that they were either thrown out of a car or someone had place them,” Nenninger said.
Neighbors said they are upset that it appears someone threw them out on the street.
“For that to happen, it's real mean and it makes me a little sad that someone has the mindset to do something like that," said Dean Vitale.
Nenninger said if someone doesn’t want a pet, they should call the local animal shelter.
“It's getting darker earlier, people aren't seeing these animals on the road and the coyotes are coming out and hunting because they're getting ready for the winter," Nenninger said.
Waterbury is now taking over this case. It is unclear if more cats were found in other parts of the city.
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