COVINGTON, LA (WAFB) - On August 5, a two year old cat was found mutilated on the golf course of the Covington Country Club, according to the St. Tammany Parish Sheriff's Office.
Deputies say the cat was cut in half, and the head, front legs and chest had been left on the fairway of the golf course for display.
The cat, named "Charlie," was a two-year-old family pet who was adopted just one year ago from the St. Tammany Humane Society. He was loved by his family, the Worthingtons, especially their eight-year-old special needs daughter who was very attached to him.
Charlie was last seen alive on Tuesday, August 4th around 10 pm, when he ventured outside. The next morning on August 5th, golfers found the the partial remains of Charlie on the golf course, near the fourth hole, around 8 am. An attack by wild animals was ruled out, since Charlie's remains were found intact.
If anyone has information related to this incident or any possible suspects, they are asked to contact Detective Christopher Morgan at 985-276-1334. There is an $800 reward for any information leading to the arrest of any individuals involved.
The reward is being sponsored by the Southern Animal Foundation of New Orleans.
Humane Society of Louisiana president Jeff Dorson and a group of volunteers will be in Covington Country Club this Saturday, August 15, to speak with residents in an attempt to gain additional information related to this investigation.