Hatcher had four cats, but two of them were poisoned, she said.
Hatcher got Whiskers to the veterinarian in time to save his life. However her cat, Blondie, vanished.
So Hatcher started talking to her neighbors and discovered many of their pets – cats and dogs – had been poisoned or disappeared, too.
Advocates say at least 46 cats have been poisoned since July. It has happened in Village Acres, Burning Tree and northern Moore County.
Pinehurst police say Hatcher is the only pet owner to file an official report. For a while, officers stepped up patrols in her subdivision.
“I hope they get them, because they deserve punishment,” Hatcher said of those responsible for the poisoning.
Some of the cats treated by veterinarians tested positive for rat poison. Others were sickened with antifreeze.
Animal Advocates of Moore County is asking anyone with information or a missing pet to call them at 910-944-5098.