OREGON CITY, Ore. (KOIN) -- A couple out for a walk in Oregon City found a cat impaled on top of a metal fence pole.
Angela Jones said she and her husband were walking their dogs near Mountain View Cemetery Saturday afternoon when they decided to walk near a memorial honoring children who were murdered.
There, to her horror, was an animal on top of the fence.
"At first I thought maybe it was a piece of wood or something, and as I kept getting closer I was like, 'Well that's an animal,'" Jones told KOIN 6 News.
"And as I kept getting closer I thought, 'Oh that's a cat.'"
Then it dawned on her: "Oh my god, I was just sickened. Sickened. Horrified. Sad. Started to cry. It was awful."
She called police, but said she wants to get the word out to try to find the person who did this to the tabby cat.
Neighbors told KOIN 6 News they didn't notice anything unusual or out of the ordinary Saturday along this stretch of cemetery fencing.
"I can't image why someone would do something like that, especially by the memorial," said Charlee Furrow.
Animal Control has removed the cat from the fence. Oregon City police said they plan to charge the person responsible with Animal Abuse.
Anyone with information that could help track down the culprit can contact police.
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