Cats killed and dismembered in Scioto County, Ohio

Bootsy is one of two cats found dismembered on a bridge along Hayport Road in Wheelersburg in early November. (Molly Queen)

Two cats were left killed and dismembered on a bridge along Hayport Road in Wheelersburg, Ohio.

One was named Bootsy, and one of his owners, Rachel Queen, said she had to let her neighbors know what happened.

“I couldn’t handle not telling the community because, what if?” she said. “What if that was a child? What if that was my child? What if that was yours?”

Molly Queen, Bootsy’s other owner, said her cat went missing a week before her grandfather found Bootsy’s remains mixed in with those of another cat in the middle of the road.

“I just don’t understand how someone could do that to an animal that was the nicest cat and my best friend,” Molly said, “I just don’t understand it.”

The pictures the Queens took were too gruesome to share with the public, but they did show what appeared to be an intentional, almost surgical, dismemberment of both cats.

Rachel said when filing a police report, deputies said the cats were likely frozen before being cut up.

“There was no blood stains on the fur,” Rachel said. “There was no blood found.”

The Queens said they want someone held accountable for what they called a brutal act.

“I want to be able to look them in the eyes and ask them why,” Molly said. “Why did they do that to my cat? They knew whose it was. The name is on the tag.”

They said they found that tag mixed in with his remains.

Anyone who has information that could help investigators is asked to call the Scioto County Sheriff’s Office.

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