Reward offered in NC for information on “Biltmore Forest Serial Cat Killer”

A $2,500 reward is being offered by a western North Carolina rescue for information that leads to the arrest and conviction of a cat killer in the Biltmore Forest area.

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Biltmore Forest Police officers reported a cat was shot Monday around noon on Arboretum and Vanderbilt roads. Reports have come into them concerning slow moving vehicles in the area around the time of the shooting.

Asheville-based Brother Wolf Animal Rescue announced Monday they are asking for information on the “Biltmore Forest Serial Cat Killer.” The rescue is concerned since this isn’t the first cat shooting in the Biltmore Forest area. Another cat made a full recovery after being shot in January.

Eric Phelps, Field Operations Manager for Brother Wolf stated in an interview with Fox Carolina News.

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“The cold-bloodedness of these crimes indicates what a danger this person is to all of us. Someone knows who did this, and will be doing a service to everyone by stepping forward.”

Phelps cited studies from the FBI and other law enforcement stating a person who commits cruelty to animals may escalate to violence against humans.

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The Biltmore area hasn’t had any cat-related shootings since 2002. The recent shootings were done with a .22 and the other a BB gun.

Although the Biltmore Forest police aren’t sure the cat shootings are connected, they’re asking anyone with information to contact their agency or Brother Wolf Animal Rescue at 828-808-0160.


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Elisa Black-Taylor

Elisa is an experienced cat caretaker and rescuer. She lives in the US. As well as being a professional photographer, Elisa has been a regular contributor to PoC for nine years. See her Facebook page.

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3 Responses

  1. Susan says:

    Have I mentioned lately that I hate people?

    • Elisa Black-Taylor says:

      And people wonder why I’m a hermit. I stay home because the way people act I’d just rather be around animals.

  2. Albert Schepis says:


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