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SPCA Seeking Individual Who Abandoned Hens to Die in Millers Pond in Smithtown

Suffolk County SPCA and LION are offering a combined $1,500 reward for information leading to an arrest.

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Suffolk County SPCA is seeking individual(s) who abandoned hens in Millers Pond in Smithtown.

Photo by: Suffolk County SPCA

Smithtown, NY - February 1, 2018 - The Suffolk County SPCA is offering a $1000.00 reward and LION is offering a $500.00 reward for information leading to an arrest and conviction of the individual(s) who abandoned hens in Millers Pond in Smithtown  resulting in their death on or about January 16, 2018. 
Roy Gross, Chief of the Suffolk County SPCA says that it is illegal to abandon any animal including wildlife.
Below is a video of a Suffolk County SPCA official removing the hens from Millers Pond.
John DiLeonardo, President and Anthropologist of LION (Long Island Orchestrating For Nature)  said "Chickens and other fowl feel pain and fear just like we do, and they depend on us completely to keep them safe. Whoever killed these birds lacks empathy and is a threat to our community. LION is urging anyone with information to contact the Suffolk County SPCA before this criminal hurts someone else."
We can use the public's help. We urge anyone with information to contact the Suffolk County SPCA so that we are able to bring the individual(s) responsible for this act of animal cruelty to justice.  
Anyone with information is asked to call the Suffolk County SPCA at 631-382-7722. All calls will be kept confidential.
The Suffolk County SPCA, established in 1984, is a private, nonprofit, charitable organization and the voice for animals in Suffolk County.  We are not affiliated with, a subdivision of, or funded by any other local, state or national humane organization We do not receive taxpayer or public funding.  Please help us to provide a better life for pets and other animals in Suffolk County.