Teresa Williams says yard workers at her Port Orange home discovered her family pet cat dead on her front lawn on Roscoe Turner Trail Sunday morning.
"He says, lady, you have a dead cat in your yard," Williams said.
The family cat of 12 years, Roscoe, was discovered dismembered in half on the front lawn, deputies say the remains of his head and front paws were found, and the other half of him was gone.
"It's a half of a cat, the whole back legs and tail is gone, and I was stunned," Williams said.
Williams said the cat would go outside at night, but always came home the next morning, but Sunday morning there was no sign of him until the gruesome discovery.
"I can't tell you how hurt I am, the fact that this cat was a part of our life, everyday," Williams said.
Williams says the fact that something so cruel could happen to her family pet in her quiet gated community makes her concerned about her own safety.
"I don't think I have any enemies and if I do why would they attack my cat," Williams said.
The cat's food and water still sits in the same spot in the family's home -- outside Williams holds back tears just looking at the cross marking the spot where they buried the cat in the back yard -- she wants to know who could do such a thing.
"This is a crime, to do something like this, I really hate to think that I'm in a neighborhood where this has happened to my cat," Williams said.
The Volusia County Sheriff's Office calls the incident suspicious, they say they are investigating.