ASHEVILLE -- Please let's stop the horrible killing of cats in the Biltmore Forest area! Below is the post on the Brother Wolf Face Book page.
Friends, we need your help. An individual or individuals in the Biltmore Forest area is apparently shooting cats in the neighborhood. The most recent victim managed to drag herself home and recovered, but there's no telling how many other kitties did not survive. If you have any information, please call (828) 808-0160. All tips will remain completely confidential and the callers anonymous. Numerous studies show that violence to animals usually leads to violence directed at people - often children and the elderly.
“The cold-bloodedness of these crimes indicates what a danger this person is to all of us,” said Eric Phelps, Field Operations Manager for Brother Wolf. “Someone knows who did this, and will be doing a service to everyone by stepping forward.”
Phelps said a person who commits cruelty to animals is "probably just warming up,"indicating violence toward animals can lead to violence toward humans.
Anyone with surveillance video in the area or who witnessed anything suspicious is asked to contact Biltmore Forest Police to assist with the investigation..