A $2,500 reward is being offered for information in a case of cat mutilation.
According to Tampa police officers, cat body parts were found on Monday and Tuesday at Plymouth Park, which is in the 3100 block of north Oakdale Avenue. Officials said the cat mutilated was a gray Tabby short haired domestic. The cat, named Lion, was about five years old.
Officials said a man walking his dog on Monday found the cat's remains. Recognizing the cat, he contacted the owner, who is a neighbor, and police.
Hillsborough County Animal Services collected the remains and conducted a preliminary examination. The exam results suggests that the cat was either stabbed or shot prior to being cut in half with a sharp object, police said.
Additional body parts from the same cat were found on Tuesday.
In addition to the $1,000 reward Crime Stoppers is offering for information on the cat mutilation case, the Humane Society of Tampa Bay is offering a $1,500 reward.
Tampa police are asking anyone who may have information to call them at 1-800-873-8477.