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Dismembered Cats Found On Florida Golf Course

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File photo of a golf course. (Credit: Warren Little/Getty Images)

File photo of a golf course. (Credit: Warren Little/Getty Images)

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PORT CHARLOTTE, Fla. (CBS Tampa/AP) — Authorities in Southwest Florida are investigating after dismembered cats were left on the fairways at a golf club.

The Charlotte County Sheriff’s Office says the latest incident happened Thursday when a maintenance worker found a dead cat at the Port Charlotte Golf Club. Deputies say the cat was cut from the throat to its belly.

The course superintendent told authorities that it was the third time a dead cat was found on the course, according to Wink News.

Golf course officials say they found two dismembered cats in October.

Authorities say they believe the cats were killed elsewhere and brought to the golf course.

The Sheriff’s Office and animal control officials are investigating.

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