Two cats found deceased in Bellingham in one week

Whatcom Humane Society suggests owners to keep their cats indoors

September 05, 2019 - by Claudia Murphy, Bellingham Police Department

Bellingham Police Department and Whatcom Humane Society are working together to investigate the deaths of two cats found in the city limits.   On September 3rd, 2019, Bellingham Police responded to a call of a deceased cat found by a citizen, in the 1200 block of Civic Field Way.  Whatcom Humane Society responded as well, and the cat was taken to be examined by a veterinarian to attempt to determine the cause of death.

In a previous call on August 30th, the Bellingham Police Department and Whatcom Humane Society also responded for the call of a deceased cat in the 1100 block of E. Maryland Street.  In this initial case, the death of the cat was attributed to being possibly hit by a car.  However, with the second cat being found, these two cases are being investigated together.  At this point the cause of death of the cats is undetermined and the cases have been assigned to the BPD Detective Division for further investigation. 

Neither of the cats were microchipped and no owner information was located.  The cat found on August 30th on E. Maryland was a mostly black Calico.  The cat found on September 3rd on Civic Field Way was an approximately 10-year-old, neutered male, brown and black tabby with white markings. 

“If a member of the public is missing a cat matching the description they should visit the Whatcom Humane Society and complete a lost cat report,” said Whatcom Humane Society Director Laura Clark.  “We would also strongly encourage people to keep their cats indoors and to report any suspicious activity to the Bellingham Police Department.”

If you have any information which would assist in this investigation you can reach the Bellingham Police Department via our phone tip line at 360-778-8611 or the email tip line at

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​Claudia Murphy​, PIO

Bellingham Police Department

(360) 778-8834

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