WILMINGTON, NC (WECT) – Neighbors are complaining about a case of possible animal cruelty in Wilmington.
The owners of a cat apparently shaved the message "I have a home" into the pet's fur.
Samantha South, who lives in the Pinecliff community off of Carolina Beach Road, found the cat.
She told us he comes to her home every day and her children give it treats and attention.
The cat's owners also put a handwritten note on the animal's collar, urging people not to feed it.
South says she's horrified by how this pet's being treated.
"It's just wrong," she said. "You have to hold this animal down to shave it like that. It's got to be scared. That's just torture."
South said she's even more concerned about the shaved fur because the past few nights have been very cold and the cat appears to live outdoors.