RIVERHEAD, N.Y. (CBSNewYork) — Suffolk County officials are investigating a “heinous act of animal cruelty” on Long Island.
Four black-and-gray newborn kittens were found with their throats slashed behind a business on East Main Street in Riverhead on Tuesday, the Suffolk County SPCA said.
“We find this very disturbing,” SPCA Chief Roy Gross told 1010 WINS.
Officials believe the bodies of the kittens had been thrown over a fence into the yard of the business sometime between 5 p.m. Monday and 6:30 a.m. Tuesday.
A $1,000 reward is being offered for the arrest and conviction of whoever is responsible.
“A heinous act of animal cruelty will not go unpunished,” Gross said.
Anyone with information is asked to call the Suffolk SPCA at 631-382-7722. All calls will be kept confidential.
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