$1,000 Reward Offered For Arrest, Conviction Of Whoever Is Responsible

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.

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“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.

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“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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