Fifteen plastic grocery bags containing the bodies and body parts of dead animals were found in the rafters of a Menifee County car wash Saturday.
The bags contained six cats, which had been shot to death, two possums, a hog's head, a chicken and some unidentified animal bones, said Diana McGuire, a volunteer with the Menifee County Humane Society, which is assisting the sheriff's office with the case.
McGuire said a customer washing his car at the 460 Car Wash on U.S. 460 looked up and saw a bag containing what he initially thought was a stuffed animal.
She said that all three of the car wash bays had bags with animals in them.
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"It would have taken some time to do that," she said, adding that the incident is thought to have been directed at the car wash's owner.
She said she hopes a reward will be offered in the case. "It's illegal to shoot animals," McGuire said.
Anyone with information is asked to contact the Menifee County sheriff's office.