PROVO — The Humane Society of Utah is increasing its reward for information leading to a conviction of a suspect in the torture of several cats around Provo over the past month.
The group is now offering a $5,000 reward, up from the $3,000 reward announced last week.
Provo police say the first incident involved four cats that had been bound with tape, strangled with rope or wire and burned. A few of the animals had been laid on the railroad tracks to be decapitated or cut in half.
Police say two more dead cats recently turned up in the same area.
Investigators think someone is trapping the animals.
At least one of the cats was someone's pet. It's not clear if the others were strays or had homes.
- Bluffdale homeowner becomes victim of...
- Bear spends two hours trying to enter...
- Lessons from Napa: Earthquake warns Utahns of...
- Solar energy users claim victory as 'sun tax'...
- Crews rescue two hikers on Mount Timpanogos
- Doug Robinson: Looking back on a cop's career
- About Utah: A Salt Lake hit for 152 years ......
- Man, 69, missing after his boat capsizes in...
- Becky Lockhart serious about... 32
- Gay rights activists to fight charges... 22
- Police reviewing possible nightclub... 16
- Solar energy users claim victory as... 14
- Gov.: Elected officials need to serve... 11
- U. tailgating carries tradition of... 10
- Lessons from Napa: Earthquake warns... 10
- Missionary, police testify against man... 8