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Suspected cat killer poisoning cats in northwest valley neighborhood

County animal control investigators are looking into suspected cat poisonings of feral cats near Durango and Hammer Lane. (KSNV)

People living in a northwest valley neighborhood say a cat killer is on the loose.

The neighborhood has a feral cat problem ... and someone is taking vengeance into their own hands.

Sammie Cowart lives on a street near Durango Drive and Hammer Lane. She's well aware of the feral cats getting poisoned.

"The way they die is gruesome. They have blood coming out their eyes -- their nostrils. No animal should have to suffer like that," said Cowart.

County animal control investigators tell us they're looking into the cat poisonings.

The feral cats actually live at one of the nearby homes.

News 3 tried speaking with the owner, but she never opened her door. Cowart hopes the cat killer will stop.

"I think there should be some type of punishment," said Cowart. "I don't know what that would be."

Neighbors tell us at least eight cats have died from some type of poisoning.

Cowart understands the animals are a nuisance, but she stresses there are other ways to deal with the problem.

"Don't poison the cats, just catch them and take them to animal control," said Cowart.

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