LAS VEGAS (AP) — Las Vegas police are asking the public for help finding a cat killer.

Police say someone intentionally hanged a full grown cat from a fence post in a downtown Las Vegas neighborhood on Sept. 14.

Police have not been able to identify the cat found on the 400 block of South Mallard Street, near South Jones Boulevard and Alta Drive, and do not know if it was a pet or a feral cat from the area. The Las Vegas police’s animal cruelty task force is investigating.

The task force was created a year ago and investigates 15 to 20 cases a month.

Police say people who harm animals often graduate to more violent crimes against humans.

A $1,000 reward for information leading to the arrest and conviction of anyone responsible for the crime has been offered by Nevada Political Action for Animals.

Anyone with information about the killing is asked to call the Las Vegas Metro Police animal cruelty unit at 702-808-3307.

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