The mutilated body of a pet cat was found by golfers at Covington Country Club last week, according to Jeff Dorson, of the Humane Society of Louisiana.

Charlie, a 2-year-old cat, had been adopted from the St. Tammany Humane Society a year ago and was last seen by his owners on Aug. 4 when he went outside.

The following morning, golfers found a grisly sight. Charlie’s body was lying near the fourth hole, Dorson said, cut in half with the hindquarters missing.

Similar mutilations have occurred in other cities, Dorson said, including New Orleans and Metairie in 2013. The incidents share common traits, he said.

The bodies are severed, with half — often the top half — left for the public to find.

An $800 reward for information about the case is being offered through the Southern Animal Foundation website, and volunteers from the Humane Society of Louisiana plan to canvass the area to seek more information.