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February 05, 2021 at 7:21 am EST

Updated on:February 05, 2021 at 7:21 am EST

A beloved cat killed in Canarsie has requested answers from the community.

In an online petition created by, nearly 18,000 people pledged to seek the NYPD to investigate the death of the cat Tuxedo and arrest two witnesses who allegedly sicced their dogs on the cat.

According to the petition, Tuxedo was part of a wildcat colony that lived in the Breukelen homes.

On January 13, witnesses said the cat was attacked by two dogs. A witness says Tuxedo escaped, but then the owners of the dogs threw him off a tree so the dogs could beat him to death.

News 12 has reached out to the NYPD and is waiting for feedback.