Alleged Cat-Shaver on the Loose in Virginia

Police are investigating
By Michael Harthorne,  Newser Staff
Posted Apr 29, 2017 11:06 AM CDT
Someone Is Shaving Cats That Aren't There's in Virginia
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Someone is shaving cats in Virginia, and police and pet owners alike are at a loss. The Roanoke Times reports at least seven cats in a Waynesboro neighborhood have been shaved, apparently with some type of razor, since December. The cats are being shaved on their lower abdomens and groin areas, according to WVIR. That originally led police to believe someone was abducting the cats and getting them spayed or neutered. However, that appears to not be the case, as some cats have been shaved multiple times.

While the incidents stretch back months, the shavings were just reported to police this week. At least two cat owners have gone to the cops, but no one seems to have seen anyone potentially responsible for the bizarre crimes (and police aren't even sure a crime has been committed). The cats that have been shaved are clearly pets and were wearing collars. While the cats weren't physically harmed in any way, one owner tells WHSV that since being shaved her cat has been "real skittish and he feels really weird around people." Cat owners have put up flyers around the neighborhood warning other residents. (More weird crimes stories.)

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