Three horses and two dogs that were found dead in Monroe County, Ky., on Sunday morning were possibly killed by a “large cat," the sheriff’s department said.
Officials with the Monroe County Sheriff’s Department and the Kentucky Department of Fish and Wildlife were called to a home in Tompkinsville “on reports of dead animals,” the sheriff’s department said in an online statement.
When they arrived, officials found three deceased horses, as well as the bodies of a pit bull and a husky.
“It is believed that this occurred in the wee hours of the morning and all sign show that it possibly could have been done by a large cat/animal,” the statement continued, adding that members of the Kentucky Department of Fish and Wildlife’s diagnostics team were called to examine the animal carcasses.
A spokesperson for the sheriff’s department told Fox News on Wednesday the investigation is “ongoing," adding officials still believe a large cat is responsible for the deaths.
No others animals have been killed at this time.
“We highly advise you to please keep a close eye on small children and animals when they are let outside and use caution and be aware of your surroundings,” the sheriff’s department warned in the statement.