Photo released by Tampa Police of a cat that was found dead and mutilated in a Tampa park.
Tampa, Florida -- The Tampa Police Department has announced a $2,500 reward is being offered for information that leads to an arrest in a horrific cat mutilation case.
Police say the cat, named "Lion," was a domestic short-haired gray Tabby that was approximately five years old. Investigators say the animal was apparently shot or stabbed, before being cut in half and dumped in Tampa's Plymouth Park earlier in the week.
Crime Stoppers is offering a $1,000 reward in addition to the Humane Society of Tampa Bay's $1,500 reward.
Anyone with information is asked to call Crime Stoppers at 1-800-873-TIPS or to report a tip online at www.crimestopperstb.com.