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.READ MORE: Police Reveal More Details In Death Of 10-Year-Old Ayden Wolfe; Mother's Boyfriend Ryan Cato Faces Murder Charges
“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.READ MORE: Long Island Rail Road Riders Face Crowded Trains On First Day Of Service Cuts
“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.
You May Also Be Interested In These Stories:MORE NEWS: NYPD Making Progress Bringing In And Promoting Women, But It Still Has A Lot Of Work To Do
[display-posts category=”news” wrapper=”ul” posts_per_page=”4″]