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PETA offering $5,000 reward to find cat's killer

Cat's mutilated body found tied to tree in Taylor

TAYLOR, Mich. – PETA is offering a $5,000 reward for information that leads to an arrest in the torture and killing of a Michigan family's cat.

The cat, Zsa Zsa Maroney, went missing last week from Jamie Lowe's Taylor home.

Lowe said she and her family searched for a day before finding the cat's mutilated body tied to a tree limb.

"It's a like a future serial killer or something. This is how Jeffrey Dahmer started his career, you know what I mean?" said Lowe.

The family has filed a police report, but it's still not clear who killed the cat.

"Now I'm thinking, should I put up a privacy fence with barbed wire? I don't know who is going to come in our backyard," said Lowe.

In addition to PETA's reward, the family is also offering their own reward.

"It takes a dangerous lack of empathy for others' suffering to cause the terror and agony that this cat experienced when she was tortured, choked, and killed," says PETA Senior Director Colleen O'Brien. "PETA is urging anyone with information about this case to come forward now, before someone else gets hurt."

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