Missing cat mystery on Tybee Island

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TYBEE ISLAND, Ga. -- Police are investigating the mysterious disappearance of cats on Tybee Island, including five that were found dead.

WTOC-TV reports at least 20 cats have disappeared since early December.

John Womble and Claire Owen are among residents of the Savannah Beach and Racquet Club community who believe the cats are being poisoned.

Womble found some of the bodies around the property. He said he spotted a powder near the dead cats. The bodies and the powder are being tested.

WTOC reports that the Humane Society and Georgia Department of Natural Resources are also looking into the case.

Residents say the cats are among several strays living in the neighborhood. Residents say they are spayed and neutered by volunteers with the nonprofit Milton Project of Savannah.

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beboisme
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beboisme 01/04/12 - 09:29 am
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Dirty dog!

Dirty dog!

my.voice
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my.voice 01/04/12 - 10:09 am
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Was Alvin Mason in the area?

Was Alvin Mason in the area?

scoopdedoop64
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scoopdedoop64 01/04/12 - 11:12 am
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funny comments; serial cat

funny comments; serial cat murderer on the lose. well at least he is doing good. I wish he would come to my neighborhood. :)

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Conservative Man 01/04/12 - 02:49 pm
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Funny stuff people.(insert

Funny stuff people.(insert sarcasm here). Nothing funny about the wanton killing of innocent animals. If you have a problem with them trap them or call animal control. Cats are by nature shy and nervous and do less damage than a pack of mangey hounds running loose knocking over trash cans.

itsanotherday
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itsanotherday 01/04/12 - 03:17 pm
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I wager someone is using zinc
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I wager someone is using zinc powder, which used to be a common tool for lacing food to kill rats.

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