NYPD: 40 Frozen Cats Found In Freezers In Long Island City Storage Unit

NEW YORK (CBSNewYork) — Dozens of dead cats were found in freezers in a Long Island City storage unit.

Police told CBS2’s Tracee Carrasco 40 frozen cats were found in two freezers, but it’s hard to tell exactly how many because some of the cats were frozen together.

Cats were found wrapped in bags as one skinned cat was also found in an aluminum serving tray. There were two to three other cats found in another tray.

The ASPCA will have to let the cats thaw out to see how they died.

Police said the storage unit was rented out in May 2014 to a woman from Brooklyn who was paying month-to-month, but in July she stopped paying.

Police have yet to find the woman, who they believe is in her 60s, 1010 WINS’ Glenn Schuck reported.

The cats were found after the storage unit went to auction, with the winning bid coming in at over $400.

In addition to the cats, trash, books and papers were found in the unit.

Officers said the odor of the dead cats was horrendous.

The NYPD Animal Cruelty Squad is investigating.


One Comment

  1. The Facts says:

    Special order for Obozo. Tasty!

  2. Alex says:

    It is legal to keep dead cats in a freezer, there is Companies that buy them and Universities and medical schools buy them for students practice.

  3. Ned says:

    “Police said the storage unit was rented out in 2014 to a woman who was paying month-to-month, but in July she stopped paying.”

    RELEASE the name of the woman who stopped paying the rent.
    2014 is NOT long ago and I would imagine they need to keep records of renters.
    Trust me, people will find her.
    Why PROTECT her?
    Put out a description too.
    Punish her.

  4. Put that b! In jail for max time, fine her max, &jail again if she can’t pay. For each cat. Piece of human garbage. Pls highlight.

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