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Buckets of kittens drowned in Westfield river, MSPCA seeking public's help

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Nearly 40 adult cats were abandoned in Southwick, Mass. at the beginning of May. The cats were found in a field but an anonymous caller alerted the Westfield Homeless Cat Project to their previous abandonment in an apartment building in Russell. According to the caller, maintenance men working in the building took the cats and dumped them in the field.

Now witnesses claim the same men were seen dumping three 5-gallon buckets of kittens in the Westfield River, according to the Westfield Homeless Cat Project's Facebook page.

Recent tips called in about the abandoned cats report a man dumping kittens in the river on three separate occasions. The man was in work clothes.

On June 1, 2014, the Westfield Homeless Cat Project posted a plea on its Facebook page: “We are looking for a man from the Russell, Mass. area. He drives a white Dodge pickup truck with silver trim and a black stripe on the bottom of his tailgate. Please call MSPCA Investigator Roy Sutton at 800-626-5808 or e-mail if you know who this is.”

The adult cats are being cared for by the Westfield Homeless Cat Project. Many of the cats were suffering from medical problems and were severely emaciated.

There is a $2,000 reward for information leading to an arrest.

Dozens of cats abandoned, not once but twice; reward offered

In other news:
Puppy rescued after she drives car into pond
Cat left in carrier abandoned at baseball field in Rochester
Taunton woman sentenced to jail for intentionally starving her dog
Gloucester man who gutted dog to retrieve drugs sentenced to jail



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