On the West Island, someone who doesn't like to see cats wandering the neighbourhood has for at least the second time sent a pointed warning to owners.
Rose, a Roxboro resident who asked not to be named to protect her family, says her kids were shocked when they came home and found their family cat had been beaten.
"They found Bear sitting on the step with a cord around his neck and on it was a note. They could tell right away that he had been abused to his face. The rope was tied so tight they couldn't get it off," she explained.
That note warned the family, that if the cat showed up on the neighbour's property again, it would not be returning home.
“It was a shock, violation to our animal in an area where we are really comfortable with our neighbours, people who know Bear love him, it was really disturbing to us,” she said.
It’s not the first time something like this happens in the neighbourhood. Nancy Price, another Roxboro resident, says last summer her cat went missing for three days and when it returned it had the same letter around its neck.
“When I heard about it, I went oh my god, the note!” Price said.
The families are distributing notices around the neighbourhood to warn all cat owners.
“Everybody, all the neighbours, we feel terrible,” Price said.
She says they want to find other victims because they are sure they are not the only ones.
The police are investigating.