WEST BABYLON, NY (AP / WCBS 880) – A Long Island animal protection agency is offering a $2,000 reward for information about the person who threw two kittens out of a vehicle as it sped along a highway.

LISTEN: WCBS 880’s Sophia Hall reports

The Suffolk County SPCA says a witness stopped on the Southern State Parkway in West Babylon last Friday after seeing a paper bag tossed from the car.

One of the kittens died immediately. The other died at an animal hospital.

SPCA chief Roy Gross said two people were in the gold-colored Chevrolet Malibu that left the scene.

Meanwhile, Suffolk County has voted unanimously to create the nation’s first animal abuse registry.

LISTEN: WCBS 880’s Mike Xirinachs on the registry

The new measure would require county residents older than 18 to register on an online registry for five years after their convictions on animal abuse charges. It was approved Tuesday.

County Executive Steve Levy says he will sign the new law.

In an accompanying resolution to be voted on next month, animal shelters and those who sell animals will be prohibited from selling to any individual on the registry.

The registry will be administered by the Society for the Prevention of Cruelty to Animals. It will be available to the public.

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Comments (9)
  1. Elizabeth Harrington says:

    Abuser registry blurb

    Citizens around the country should be concerned about the threats posed by convicted abusers to the animals and the humans in their communities. That’s why the Animal Legal Defense Fund has been promoting abuser registry legislation for the past decade. To urge your own legislators to push for an abuser registry local to you, sign the petition at ALDF’s website, http://www.ExposeAnimalAbusers.org.

  2. jtorres says:

    The reason these people need to be in jail is if they are vicious enough and have so little empathy or respect for any living thing- especially 2 helpless defenseless kittens, can you really trust him not to do the same to another human? Anyone smaller or weaker than him or her? That’s how all serial killers began – animals

  3. Sam says:

    To be clear anyone that can just throw little kittens out a car window while speading down a highway are extremely mentally disturbed human beings.

  4. Sam says:

    Cos, where does this article say that a person can serve more time for klling animals then a person. They are talking about a registry. People really don’t get jail time for abusing and/or killing animals. If jail time is warranted its usually not very long

  5. Flynn says:

    Is it really that much of a shock? We’re living in a society where people murder unwanted infants because it’s too inconvenient to drive a couple of blocks down the road and drop the child off at a church, hospital or police precinct — no questions asked (thanks to the laws passed).

    These miserable excuses were probably just too lazy to drop the kittens off at a shelter or find decent homes for them. And you know they’re sitting at home thinking “All this fuss over some cats?”

    Hopefully they are caught.

  6. Cos says:

    Interesting, how a person can server more time killing kittens than if they killed people… Are animals of any variety worth more than humans…? Just a thought… (I’m mot agreeing with the actions of those mentioned above, just making an observation…)

  7. Ed S says:

    Foir as long as I live I will never be able to comprehend just how awful people can be. These lousy cowards musr be caught & punished to the fullest extent of the law. These kittens never had a chance. So sad.

  8. mari n says:

    My God how many horrible, people are in this world?

  9. jason says:

    they will burn in hell for that

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