May 4, 2016
Update May 5, 2016 21:00 The Humane Society of the United States is offering a reward of up to $5,000 for information leading to the identification, arrest, and conviction of the person or persons responsible for the deaths of cats found in Madison, North Carolina, and other county locations.
Pet carriers containing dead cats were found in two locations in Rockingham County, North Carolina, Facebook: Crime Stoppers of Rockingham County reported May 4. The Madison Police Department has turned to social media asking for help with the investigation.
The first discovery was located May 4 by the Rockingham County Sheriff’s Office in the area of U.S. 220 Business just south of Janet Road in Mayodan. Nine crates were found lined with newspapers and several inches of decomposing food. Animal feces were in each carrier, along with decomposing cat carcasses in four of the carriers. Two animal bowls were also found at the site.
Decomposing cat carcasses were also found in several other pet carriers by Madison Public Works around 6 a.m. May 4 on a dead end service road inside Madison city limits. It’s believed the carriers were dumped Tuesday afternoon between 6 p.m. and 6 a.m. Wednesday morning. Police believe the crimes are related.
The Rockingham County Sheriff’s Office is asking anyone with information to contact their office at (336)634-3232, the Madison Police Department at or call Rockingham County Crime Stoppers at 336-349-9683. Madison Police posted on their Facebook page warning not to disclose a person’s identity on social media or you may be held liable or become part of a criminal investigation.