Help Us Catch an Animal Serial Killer in Tacoma, Washington!

Help Us Catch an Animal Serial Killer in Tacoma, Washington!

An animal serial killer is on the loose and has been terrorizing a neighborhood in Tacoma, Washington, for over a year. Squirrels, birds, and even cats have been victims of this deranged individual. Most of the animals were found dead, but some were found alive, suffering, and badly injured. Multiple calls by neighbors to authorities have only been answered with excuses and inaction. Join us in urging Tacoma Animal Control to investigate and make an arrest before more animals are harmed or killed!

The neighborhood, located adjacent to the Portland Avenue Reservoir in East Tacoma, has seen dozens of animals killed over the past twelve months. Several residents have reported finding dead animals or those who are suffering and dying. Multiple reports of these incidents have been filed with Tacoma Animal Control. In one horrifying incident, a neighbor found four severed cat feet in her yard. When she called Tacoma Animal Control, the responding officer told her he would make a report of a coyote in the area and told her to just throw away the cat's feet into the trash. A coyote did not do this, but instead a human psychopath is responsible. Clearly, law enforcement isn't taking these killings seriously.

What You Can Do:

We have been provided with a number of graphic photos and videos of dead and injured animals, and a detailed timeline of animals found either dead or dying. These images and accounts have also been provided to Tacoma Animal Control, but still no formal investigation has been launched. Please join us in asking Tacoma Animal Control to investigate and make an arrest in these horrific killings to stop this vicious animal killer once and for all.

1) Make a quick and polite call to Tacoma Animal Control at (253) 627-7387, and select Option 2 to leave a voicemail. You can say:

“Over the past 12 months, dozens of animals, including birds, squirrels, and cats, have been killed in the East Tacoma neighborhood adjacent to the Portland Avenue Reservoir by a psychopath who likely resides in that area. Please take these killings seriously, investigate these crimes, and make an arrest!"

2) Tweet at the City of Tacoma and the Tacoma Police Department (which oversees Tacoma Animal Control). You can say:

In the past 12 months in an East Tacoma neighborhood, dozens of birds, squirrels, & cats have been killed by a serial animal killer. Tacoma Animal Control is aware but has done nothing. Please investigate & arrest this person to stop the killing. @CityofTacoma @TacomaPD

3) Submit our letter to Tacoma Animal Control.

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