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Attack suspected after two cats turned up with suspicious injuries

Twix Twix
Cappuccino Cappuccino
Georgia Gonzaga Georgia Gonzaga
PUNALUU, OAHU (HawaiiNewsNow) - There are 15 cats living in a colony that grew up in a Punaluu neighborhood. Two of them were hurt, and it's believed that someone attacked them.The first cat, named Twix, was hurt about two weeks ago.

"We noticed that one of the cats had its paw up, so we had it checked out at the vet's, and it was broken," said Georgia Gonzaga.

A week later, a second cat, named Cappuccino, also turned up with a broken leg, and more.

"Totally mangled and crushed in many parts, the paw, the face was blunt force trauma," said Gonzaga. "The fracture for the cats is not just a breaking of bone at the joint. It's shattered. Like it was literally shattered with something."

These cats didn't even belong to Gonzaga at first. They were all born at the house of a next door neighbor, whose daughter liked kittens.

"It was like, 'oh, we like all these babies,' but then you have to think of responsibility after these babies grow up, and then one cat, and then another cat, then another cat," said Gonzaga.

The neighbors then moved out, leaving Gonzaga stuck with the cats. She's had them all spayed or neutered, so there will be no more kittens. And she and her family make sure that they get food and water.

Meanwhile, the two cats are recovering from surgery. Twix is expected to be fine, but Cappuccino's front leg had to be amputated. 

Gonzaga says the Hawaiian Humane Society and police are aware of the case.

"It just makes you sick to know that people would injure an animal that way."

Anyone with information is asked to call police. Gonzaga is also working with the Hawaii Cat Foundation to find new homes for Twix, Cappuccino and the rest of the cats. 

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