Shocking Cruelty on Long Island; Rewards Offered for Info

Tuesday, October 8, 2013 - 1:45pm
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The ASPCA is offering a $2,500 reward for information leading to an arrest and conviction in the case of four newborn kittens found with their throats slashed. An additional $1,200 is being offered by the Suffolk County SPCA, the local animal-protection agency leading the investigation.   

According to Suffolk County SPCA reports, the bodies of the four kittens—estimated to be three weeks old—were discovered on October 1 in the parking area of a business in Riverhead, New York.

“This is a truly sickening case of violent, heartless abuse,” says Stacy Wolf, Senior Vice President of the ASPCA’s Anti-Cruelty Group. “We hope the reward offer sends a message that animal cruelty will not be tolerated in our society. We thank the Suffolk County SPCA for its commitment to finding justice for these four innocent kittens.” 

Anyone with information about this case is asked to contact the Suffolk County SPCA by calling (631) 382-7722.

Please be vigilant in your community and report suspected animal abuse. Visit our Fight Cruelty section to learn which agencies are responsible for investigating and enforcing anti-cruelty laws in your area. 

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Stories like this just break my heart, and at the same time they make me want t scream. And if i read these right before school, everyone o my bus and in any of my classes get to hear me fume about it for the rest of the day. 6 years jail and then 5 on probation. thats what i think. maybe even more!


I agree 100% as well. This was truly an act of cruelty and the person or persons responsible need to be punished to the extent of the law. Usually victims are caught because they have to brag on what they have done. So hopefully with the reward being offered someone will come forward with information if they do hear anything.


Absolutely, Matt. I totally agree. It's sad, but all too often true.


Totally agree!


Totally agree!


Totally agree!


Your gonna have a serial killer on your hands if not already!!
Makes me sick!!

Neil Terrance

I have to not only agree, but what if he has already done so.. Hurting any animal is cruel.

I wish all at ASPCA and all animal lovers across our planet, The very best and wish each the best that life has to offer...

Neil from India


I hate to agree with you, but it is only a matter of time.


You are absolutely right, they need to bring this guy to jail for a very long time, because people like that dont change. especially for the monster they are