‘Horrifying’: Bellaire neighbors search for answers after 5 feral cats found dead or near death in past 2 weeks

The cat was found dead in Bellaire

Bellaire – A Bellaire neighborhood is searching for answers after they found five dead or dying cats in the past two weeks -- four this week alone.

Residents said the first cat was found dying after neighbors thought it had been struck by a car, but there were no signs of trauma. It was a feral “neighborhood cat” known as “Poncho.”

In the past week, four more cats were found either dead or dying.

Neighbors took two of those cats to a local vet to be euthanized because they say the cats were suffering.

The neighborhood has several feral cats that have been spayed and neutered and have become part of the landscape for many of the families there.

They described what it was like for them to hear the vet say the animals died of poisoning.

“Horrifying. Especially with the neighborhood kids,” said Michelle Felch. “If you find a feral cat, just let it go. Don’t kill it.”

KPRC 2 News did reach out to the SPCA. A spokesperson said they are looking into this case, but said it has not been confirmed as an active investigation.

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