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A Cat Killer is on the Loose
And feline owners wonder why the stereotype of a “cat lady” is negative. Well, a woman from a DC suburb found her pet cat, Cody, dead under a tree in her yard, the carcass covered in another animal’s saliva. Tragic, I know. In my family we would get a shoebox, find a decent spot on the property, dig the hole and then head inside for dinner.
Not this woman. Oh no, she’s using the best ‘Law and Order’ crime-fighting tools available to determine what killed her beloved Cody. When animal control refused to aid her quest by declaring a local German Shepherd dangerous on lack of evidence, she called up a California DNA lab.
For a fee of $500, DNA experts compared samples of the dog’s saliva and fur with those found on Cody. The odds that it wasn’t this particular dog were 1 in 67 million. Still, without an eyewitness, local officials couldn’t list the dog as a menace. The cat lady is considering a private lawsuit as a last resort.