Officials search for large cat or other animal responsible for killing 3 horses, 2 dogs

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MONROE COUNTY, Ky. (WYMT) - Officials from the Monroe County Sheriff's Office say they responded to a call Sunday of dead animals in the community.

When they arrived at the scene, authorities say they found three horses, a pit bull, and a husky dead.

After investigating alongside officials from the Department of Fish and Wildlife, officials believe these animals may have been killed by a large animal. They believe it could be a large cat that is responsible.

They believe this incident likely happened in the early morning hours Sunday.

Officials from the Kentucky Fish and Wildlife Diagnostics Team are on their way from Frankfort to examine the animals.

In the mean time, officials encourage everyone in the community to keep a very close eye on children and animals if they go outdoors.

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