Philadelphia (CBS) – A recent string of brutal attacks on cats has the Chester County SPCA issuing a warning.

The Chester County SPCA reports four incidents of cat cruelty within the past few months. They warn cat owners to keep their cats inside.

“We’ve had cats disemboweled, cut in half, shot with an arrow, beaten to death,” says spokesman Rich Britton.

And during the latest incident from earlier this month, a Malvern family lost their cat “Furball”

“It was an indoor-outdoor cat. Left the house on November 11th, came back on November 15th crawling back to the house, paralyzed and in a great deal of pain. Got to the vet and realized the vet had to euthanize the animal and noticed that it was shot with a bb.”

Britton says they’re not sure if the incidents are related and the investigation is ongoing.

If you have any information the Chester County SPCA urges you to call them and you can leave an anonymous tip at 610-692-6113 x213

Reported By Tim Jimenez, KYW Newsradio

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