Fort Worth police investigating after cat found burned and stabbed in a cemetery

June 11, 2016

Fort Worth police are investigating an apparent ‘religious ritual’ after finding a cat burned and stabbed multiple times in a Fort Worth cemetery, Catington Post reported June 8.

Po, a male cat, was found June 5 when firefighters responded to Harrison Cemetery when a nearby resident reported a grass fire. It’s believed Po was being used in a ‘Santa Muerte’ ritual, as candles, a crucifix, peppers and other items were scattered around a grave site near the tortured cat.

Animal Hope, an organization in Fort Worth that cares for abused and injured animals, took Po under their wing and sought treatment. Although Po isn’t out of the woods yet, Animal Hospital Southwest reported Po has started eating. This is a good sign Po may recover from his injuries.

An outpouring of support has come in the Animal Hope Pet Adoptions with people wanting to help with Po’s medical expenses. You can donate toward his care by clicking here. Their Facebook page is posting daily updates on his condition.

Fort Worth police are checking a water bottle found at the scene for fingerprints. Other items found nearby may contain DNA evidence and are being checked as well. If you know anything about this case, you are urged to contact detectives at 817-392-3909.






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