HOLLADAY, Utah (ABC 4 News) – Neighbors in Holladay say there's an animal killer on the prowl. Friday morning Brent and Sheryl Walker say they found their pet cat shot with a blow dart.
Just like they do every morning, around 7:30 a.m. last Friday the Walkers let their two cats outside. Around 10:30 a.m. they found one of them severely injured.
Brent Walker told ABC 4 New, “I was on my way to leave and I noticed one of our cats, Girlie, was behind one of our cars groaning loudly."
A 4 inch blow dart was found in girlies back.
"It was completely buried in her,” said Walker.
Brent rushed Girlie to the hospital but she didn't make it.
Walker said, "The vet said it had pierced her lung and there was nothing they could do."
The Walkers have had girlie for 10 years. To think someone killed her intentionally breaks their hearts.
Sheryl Walker said, "To think there's someone out there hunting pets in broad daylight when we were home it's alarming."
Sheryl says it's not the first time a cat in their neighborhood was murdered.
"Our neighbor to the north of us had her cat shot with a .22 a year and a half ago,” explained Walker.
That's shocking to the Walkers because neither they nor their neighbors have ever had a complaint about their pets.
"It's quiet down here,” said Walker. “They don't wander far. No one ever complains of the cats being in someone else's backyard."
The Walkers’ neighbors say they believe someone's been targeting these pets for a while because they've found the blow darts all over several of their lawns.
If you have any information you're asked to contact animal control.