INQUIRER STAFF WRITER
Four kittens were found dead - three mutilated - in a Chester County yard, officials said.
"There were three different criminal acts on the kittens," said Rich Britton, Chester County SPCA spokesperson. "One was cut in half, one bludgeoned, and one disemboweled."
The cause of death of the fourth kitten was inconclusive. A necropsy was scheduled, Britton said.
The kittens, between four and eight weeks old, had been killed within the last two weeks. They were part of a colony cared for by Nancy and Richard Simes of Coatesville.