Shocking Cruelty on Long Island; Rewards Offered for Info

Tuesday, October 8, 2013 - 1:45pm
yellow police tape surrounding crime scene

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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Sick to my stomach over this. That person is far more troubled that I can fathom.


Sick to my stomach over this. That person is far more troubled that I can fathom.


That someone could do something so cruel is very scary. Eventually this person could move on to humans. I'm just happy to see that ASPCA and the SPCA are offering rewards. Maybe people are starting to take animal cruelty more seriously.


I hope someone comes forward who saw this, they deserve the same thing done to them


WHAT IS WRONG WITH PEOPLE IN THIS WORLD. Laws need to be changed to enforce a harsh punishment on these people when they are caught. I hope this person dies a painful death. I AM SO ANGRY.


OMG.....I'd have taken all four instead of something that cruel is so sad to continue to hear of these morbidly sick acts against innocent hope they find the perps......justice


I would love to give this person the same kind of treatment, i would not feel any remorse.

Daxies Mom

I hope they found whoever did this. I gasped when I read about the little kittens, breaks my heart to read this, no, it makes me angry too! What goes around, comes around.


I wouldn't even take the reward. I would give it back to the organization as long as they found the cruel person who would do this to poor innocent kittens! Made me cry to read that someone would do this!


I hope they catch the people who did this,this people are monsters and should not be on the streets among with other people,who can do such a thind to adorable kittens?SICK!