Patchogue, NY - February 18th, 2016 - The Suffolk County SPCA is offering a $2,000 reward upon arrest and conviction of the individual(s) responsible for abandoning a mother cat and her 4 dead kittens in a wooded area near Grove Avenue between Newins and Smith Streets, Patchogue.
Roy Gross, Chief of the Suffolk County SPCA, said that on February 17, 2016 a local resident who was walking in the wooded area, spotted the travel carrier containing the mother cat and her 4 dead kittens on a deserted path. The carrier had the initials TOH on it.
Investigators from the Suffolk SPCA are investigating this case. We urge anyone with information to contact us so that we are able to bring the individual(s) responsible for this crime to justice.
Abandonment of a companion animal is a misdemeanor animal cruelty charge and is punishable by imprisonment and or a fine. The mother cat is being fostered and will be available for adoption.
Anyone with information is asked to call the Suffolk County SPCA at 631-382-7722. All calls will be kept confidential.
A criminal charge is an accusation. A defendant is presumed innocent until and unless proven guilty.