Since the Feline Barber of Fleet Street only shaves the cats' bellies and groin areas, police have speculated that the culprit is checking to see if the cats have been spayed or neutered, but that seems like an awfully long way to go just to not mind your own business. If you ever find yourself so concerned with animal welfare that abducting and violating them starts to sound like a good idea, you're the incredibly weird supervillain of this story. Besides, Tigerlily has been shaved against her will twice, and we'd like to think the Bob Barker Stalker would keep a diligent spreadsheet of those they'd already hit.
Residents have said that they can't conclusively point any fingers, but they do "have theories." This means there's at least one person in the neighborhood being silently shunned as a suspected cat shaver.