Family cat dies from injuries from burglars
by Kenda Nelson
Dec 18, 2012 | 2223 views | 0 0 comments | 11 11 recommendations | email to a friend | print
WOODSBORO —When Bobbie Squyres of Mission River Oaks returned home last Tuesday from her uncle’s funeral, the family’s 13-year-old cat Faison was missing.

The next morning, she heard a faint cry and began to search its origin. Faison was found zipped into a suitcase behind other luggage. Barely breathing, his eyes were bloodshot and he was near death.

“Who would do such a thing,” asked Sonja Squyres, Bobbie’s daughter of Rockport. “We have had Faison since he was six weeks old and we loved him. He was the best cat.”

Bobbie rushed the cat to a veterinarian in Rockport but nothing could be done to save the beloved pet.

Sheriff’s deputies speculate that “punk kids” were involved.

“If it was kids who did this, it makes me sad because young people who torture animals generally don’t turn into upstanding adults.”

A rash of break-ins were reported this week.

“Each year, we see a rise in burglaries this time of year,” said Sheriff Robert Bolcik.

The sheriff asked that anyone having any information about any of these crimes should call the sheriff’s department.

Near the Squyres residence in Mission River Oaks, another burglary was reported during the same time frame. A realtor, who was showing the home to possible buyers, reported the incident on Dec. 7.

She reported the home was “in disarray.”

“The gun cabinet was empty and the house was ransacked,” according to the report.

In another home in Woodsboro, three valuable diamond rings were reported stolen on Dec. 5. Nothing else was reported missing.

On Dec. 9, an attempted break-in occurred at the Frosty. Broken glass and blood were found.

Thefts were also reported in Refugio. A laptop computer, Yeti ice chest , $200 in change and $200 in $20 bills were taken from a home on Heard Street on Dec. 3.

Fishing poles were reported stolen from a King Street residence on Dec. 9.

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