Authorities in New Richland are investigating reports of cats being tortured and killed in the community. Two such incidents have been reported in recent weeks. One reportedly involved a group of adolescents torturing and kicking a cat to death, and then throwing its body onto a roof. Another incident is said to have involved the decapitated body of a cat bearing stab wounds being found on a roof as well. New Richland authorities say that information continues to be gathered in both cases.