Big Spring PD: Burned cat found in mailbox

Big Spring PD: Burned cat found in mailbox
Mailbox where cat was found (Source: KWES)
Mailbox where cat was found (Source: KWES)

BIG SPRING, TX (KWES) - The Big Spring Police Department is currently investigating an incident where a dead cat, that appears to have been burned, was found in a mailbox.

The report was made by a resident in the 500 block of Union Street on Monday morning after checking his mail and finding the remains.

The cat's owner is a next door neighbor and told authorities they have no idea why anyone would have harmed the cat.

"You don't go around killing people's animals," said the cat owner, Nell Rogers.

Sylvia Martinez and her husband are the ones who found it while checking their mail Monday morning.

"It was burned and very stiff as well," said Martinez. "There was no type of odor or anything, that's why I was thinking it was fresh. It was sad, very sad."

Rogers said the kitten was only about 5 or 6 weeks old. The homeowners who found it have even installed surveillance cameras, they said they fear for their own pets.

The Big Spring PD Criminal Investigations Division will be investigating what they call a "senseless act" of animal cruelty.

The cat owner agrees.

"I just don't know what to say. There's something wrong with them," said Rogers.

There are scratches on the outside of the mailbox. Inside, there's dried up blood.

Martinez said she's speaking up for the kitten who couldn't.

"All I want is some type of justice for this little cat because if we don't speak for them, who will?" said Martinez.

"I don't know who would do something so bad to a kitten," said Rogers. "We've lived on this block since 1952 and nothing like this has ever happened."

Police ask anyone with information on this case to contact detectives at (432)-264-2558 or Crime Stoppers at (432)263-8477. Tips can also be submitted by mobile app or online at

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