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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This kind of act has been linked to the early development of murderers. It frightens me. There are all too many people with frightening behaviors who prey on the helplessness of animals and people. I hope this person is caught! This is a LARGE warning sign to the public to be aware and report abuse.


people who do that type of thing are often psychopaths who then move on to hurting people.
pretty much all of the known serial killers had tortured and killed animals before moving on to humans.


"UNBELIEVABLE"!! I am at the library when I read this & I did a rather loud, Huhhhh. I love kittens, always have & who doesn't! I know some people are Dog/Puppy people. I am a kitten/Cat person I have 6 felines(The Brady Bunch) at home brought up from kittens/young kittens. This is soooo bad, really! I am sure there is some kind of camera footage in that parking lot of that business that recorded someone out there!!


Definitely harsher punishments. Anybody want to join me in administering these punishments???

Mary-Frances Ellis

The rage I feel towards people who are cruel to animals is hard to control. I want to see severe punishment, legally, against people like this. This is not human behavior, it's barbaric, uncivilized and heartless. How can anyone not show compassion for animals is impossible for me to believe. The lack of respect for other beings on this planet is disgusting, makes me ashamed to be human and reflects just how stupid our species really is.


These types of people should have hefty fines but how long is this going to go on before they start doing thing about it? How many thousands of animals have to suffer because of inhumane thoughtless and heartless people if we put big fines and prison time in it you'll see how it stops! I hope this person who did this dies a cruel and painful death! He/she is wasting our air put him to death the same way they did these kittens!


If they can do that to 4 innocent kittens without a second thought then they are just right around the corner to doing that to a human I give them less then 6 months. Unless they are caught and then we do the same thing to them they did to those poor innocent kittens.


Forgot to add one comment I think that when folks are caught and arrested for cruelty to animals that their punishment should be exactly what they did to the animals. If they left them tied up with no food and water then the same should happen to them.


I hope they find the guy that did it and slit HIS throat. what a sick b*stard


If someone reading this knows who did it, you should report them, know why? YOU may be next!