Police are looking into what happened when two dead cats were dumped on the side of a road.
David Casey was walking home Friday night when he smelled something putrid.
He got closer and discovered the stench was coming from two dead cats.
"They were beaten," Casey said. "You could just tell. They looked drowned. Their faces were just beaten in."
Henderson police were called and animal advocate groups came out to offer their help.
"Your heart sinks because you can't even imagine," said Gina Greisen of Nevada Voters for Animals. "Your mind starts to wander and wonder is this cruelty? Did someone maybe just dump one of their animals that passed away? You don't really know."
Officers took the cats and the two bloody garbage bags they were next to as evidence.
Advocates are hoping animal control will be able to identify the animals and find the culprit who did this.
"At the very least that's illegal dumping, and at the very most that could be charged as a felony animal cruelty," Greisen said.
Casey posted about what he saw on Facebook and at last check, the post has more than 600 shares.