Why Are Cats Being Abducted and Shaved in Virginia?

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Why would someone go around shaving other people’s cats?

That’s the question they’re asking in Waynesboro, Virginia, where authorities have confirmed reports of a series of cat shavings that are getting national attention.

At least seven cats in the small community (population 21,000) have been taken from their homes since December and returned having been shaved, but otherwise unharmed.

Local Police Capt. Kelly Walker told CBS News that the affected animals were “wearing collars and are well-groomed,” indicating that they were household pets and not strays.

However, he emphasized, the cats were always returned promptly, and were not hurt by whoever took them.

“The shaving appears to be almost surgical,” he said.

Residents put up flyers in the area warning others about the incidents and encouraging them to contact authorities if they had any information. A Facebook page promoting the city posted the flyer and commented: “Our world grows stranger and stranger, with each passing day.”

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