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Blaine residents post reward for alleged cat killer

After neighbors, social media posts and rumors alerted a Blaine couple to multiple instances of cats found dismembered in the area, they have decided to post a $1,000 reward to whoever identifies the possible killer.

Blaine residents John and Rose Fohn, who own three cats, one of whom goes outside, said they became alarmed when two severed cat heads were found in their neighborhood over the past year. John found one across the street from their house in July 2021, and their neighbor found another in his front yard on September 8. Both they said looked like clean cuts and did not appear to be the result of an animal attack. Around the same time, Rose said she started hearing about missing cats and pieces of cats found in the Blaine area.

Tiffanie Quiding, who lives in the Lettered Streets neighborhood, said she found her 12-year-old cat’s limbs strewn several hundred yards from each other in her backyard July 26. Quiding called 911 and was directed to the Whatcom Humane Society (WHS) animal control office.

An officer came out to investigate the next day and spent two hours surveying the area and gathering evidence, Quiding said. She said WHS reported after two weeks the testing came back inconclusive and said it was common for coyotes to attack cats at night.

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