| Crime |

Dead Cats Found Possibly Poisoned in Miami Beach

Keep New Times Free
I Support
  • Local
  • Community
  • Journalism
  • logo

Support the independent voice of Miami and help keep the future of New Times free.

In a gruesome act that certainly can't be attributed to a dog, Miami Beach found four dead cats shoved into a bag last night. One cat was found alive. The feline was taken to a local animal hospital, but it too later died.

Update: The cats may have been poisoned. And it seems they weren't in a bag, despite Local 10's first report this morning. "I'm not sure where Channel 10 got that information," Det. Juan Sanchez, a MBPD spokesman, tells Riptide. "The cats were not found in a bag."

Police were called to a parking lot near the 1800 block of Bay Road around 4 p.m. according to Local 10.

Miami Beach police are investigating the discovery, and few details are immediately available.

Of course, Miami-Dade is no stranger to mysteries involving dead cats. Tyler Weinman, a South Miami-Dade teen was arrested in 2009 after a rash of dead cats were found in Cutler Bay and Palmetto Bay. The case was dropped after bite marks were found on some of the carcasses. He's now suing the county.

Update: The Miami Herald has more information. The cat found alive was wriggling in pain with blood dripping from its mouth. Investigators now believe that the cats were most likely poisoned.

Follow Miami New Times on Facebook and Twitter @MiamiNewTimes.

Keep Miami New Times Free... Since we started Miami New Times, it has been defined as the free, independent voice of Miami, and we would like to keep it that way. Offering our readers free access to incisive coverage of local news, food and culture. Producing stories on everything from political scandals to the hottest new bands, with gutsy reporting, stylish writing, and staffers who've won everything from the Society of Professional Journalists' Sigma Delta Chi feature-writing award to the Casey Medal for Meritorious Journalism. But with local journalism's existence under siege and advertising revenue setbacks having a larger impact, it is important now more than ever for us to rally support behind funding our local journalism. You can help by participating in our "I Support" membership program, allowing us to keep covering Miami with no paywalls.

We use cookies to collect and analyze information on site performance and usage, and to enhance and customize content and advertisements. By clicking 'X' or continuing to use the site, you agree to allow cookies to be placed. To find out more, visit our cookies policy and our privacy policy.


Join the New Times community and help support independent local journalism in Miami.


Join the New Times community and help support independent local journalism in Miami.