Lincoln: Suspicious deaths of 14 animals


Placer County Animal Services is seeking public assistance

Lincoln California – Placer County Animal Services He seeks any information that can help identify the suspect in the deaths of 13 cats and one hawk.

On January 8th, animal control officers responded to the scene at North Dude Road and Waltz Road in unincorporated Lincoln where a utility worker discovered the deceased animals and contacted authorities. It appears that the animals have been placed there recently. The 13 cats were of varying ages, from oldest to adult cats, and of varying races and colours. None of the cats were microchipped. All showed signs of ill-treatment and appeared to have died within the previous week under suspicious circumstances.

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Placer County Animal Services opened an animal cruelty investigation but was unable to locate witnesses or cameras in the area. Advice can be called at Animal Control at 530-886-5500, option #2.

“We hope that a member of the community has additional information that may help the investigation,” said Katie Ingram, program director for Animal Services. “This is an appalling case and we are looking for anything that can help identify potential suspects.”

Placer County Animal Services and animal control officers conduct animal abuse and neglect investigations throughout the county, except in those cities that have their own animal control units. Community members may report animal welfare concerns within Placer County to 530-886-5500 at any time, and officers and staff can assist with those concerns.

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