Investigators think pit bulls responsible for cat deaths in Palm Bay

Animals attacked near area of feral cat colonies

Published On: Jun 25 2013 11:14:44 AM EDT
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PALM BAY, Fla. -

A Brevard County Animal Services investigator and Palm Bay police were investigating the deaths of at least two feral cats Tuesday morning, possibly caused by two roaming pit bulls.

Local 6 News partner Florida Today reports that the incident happened about 8 a.m. near a home on Creel Road, just south of Palm Bay Road in the northeast section of the city.

“There are several feral cat colonies in that area,” said Capt. Bob Brown of Brevard County Animal Services. “They were at-large and apparently attacked by two pit bulls.”

Palm Bay police were also called to the area. The animal services investigator was interviewing the owner of the dogs to see if the animals had gotten loose.

An investigation is ongoing.