A $5,200 reward has been posted for information leading to the arrest of the person or persons responsible for slashing the throats person of four black and gray-striped kittens, not even old enough to open their eyes.
The bodies were found October 1st scattered in puddles of blood approximately 2 feet apart, in the parking lot of Riverhead Brake Service after apparently being tossed over the fence, stated the business’s co-owner Francis Bujnicki, who contributed the $200 to the reward.
“I felt so bad. I said a little prayer for them. All of them were identical,” Bujnicki stated.
In the meantime, the investigation is being headed by former NYPD police detective George Whalley, who joined the Suffolk County (New York) SPCA last month.
“This is going to be a tough one,” he commented. “It’s not like you can go to speak to family members and say, ‘Hey Joey got killed. What is going on? I don’t know where the cats came from.”
In the meantime, Roy Gross, chief of the Suffolk SPCA reported that investigators are (literally) going door-to-door and posting fliers throughout the Long Island town. Both he and Whalley are pretty sure that the killer is still in the neighborhood, convinced that no one cares because it was “just a couple of kittens.” If caught, however, he (or she) could be charged with aggravated animal cruelty (saved for especially depraved and sadistic acts), punishable by up to 2 years in jail.
Anyone with information is asked to call the agency at 631 382-7722. All calls will be kept confidential.