Riverhead, NY - July 10, 2015 - The Suffolk County SPCA is reaching out to the public for information about another possible ritualistic killing of animals.
Chief Roy Gross of the Suffolk SPCA said that this time 3 chickens with their heads cut off and partially plucked were found in plastic bags on the railroad tracks near Hubbard Ave. in Riverhead. "Unjustifiably slaughtering an animal is a crime and this will not be tolerated," Gross said. This has been happening too often and is not the kind of thing we want our children to find, said Gross.
A one thousand dollar ($1,000.00) reward is being offered by the Suffolk County SPCA for information leading to the arrest and conviction of anyone responsible for animal slaughter. The New York State Humane Association is also offering a one thousand dollar ($1,000.00) reward.
Gross said that anyone with information can call the Suffolk County SPCA at 631-382-7722 and that all calls will be kept confidential.