Humane Society finds dismembered cats, warns pet owners

FORT COLLINS COLORADOAN - Larimer Humane Society is warning owners to rein in their cats after finding dismembered cats in Loveland since spring.

The nonprofit, which also provides animal protection and control services to area municipalities, has received 11 reports of dismembered cats in Loveland since April.

The animals were found west of North Taft Avenue within Loveland's city limits. Taft Avenue becomes Shields Street in Fort Collins.

Larimer Humane Society believes coyotes and other predators are to blame. Domestic cats make up more than 40 percent of a coyote's diet, according to Larimer Humane Society.

The remains prompted a Larimer Humane Society Animal Protection and Control investigation in early April to rule out human involvement. Loveland Police Department assisted with the investigation, which determined wild predators were to blame.

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