Putnam Lake

Blackfoot the calico cat shot to death in Putnam County. (credit: Putnam County SPCA)

Putnam County SPCA Hunts Whoever Shot Cat To Death

Authorities said Blackfoot’s owner reported the cat was shot on Feb. 7 while outside. The shot – either from a high-powered BB gun or a low caliber rifle – paralyzed the cat.

02/14/2013

Black mamba snake

Putnam Lake Woman Killed By Pet Snake Bite; Friends Perplexed

Police in the northern suburbs are blaming a pet exotic snake for the death of one of its owners. The animal’s bite is poisonous and almost always fatal.

06/16/2011