Animal Cruelty in New York: 8 Feral Kittens KilledPublished May 15, 2012
Animal cruelty authorities are seeking swift arrest of a perpetrator for the murder and abuse of eight feral kittens.
The reward for information leading to the arrest of a sadistic kitten killer, who first abused the kittens and then brutally murdered them, initially was $4,000, but today, based on how brutally the kittens were killed, the reward has been raised to $6,000, according to the Guardians of Rescue's Facebook Page.
The animal abuse took place between May 3 and May 4 in Ronkonkoma, Suffolk County, on Long Island, New York.
According to an item recently published on CBS New York, authorities are trying to find the person who is responsible for this heinous act of animal cruelty. The eight dead kittens were discovered last week by a woman, identified only as Lori, who was caring for a colony of feral cats and kittens in Bohemia.
Frank Floridia, an animal worker from Guardians of Rescue said Lori discovered the eight kittens, who had been taken away from the feral cat colony and subsequently mutilated. The kittens ranged from 3 days old to 3 weeks-of-age.
Floridia said the kittens were "stepped on, crushed and beaten with some kind of tool that caused puncture wounds." Following the veterinary examination, according to Floridia, the veterinarian concluded their injuries were not in any way caused by wildlife.
The veterinarian ascertained that all the kittens had died from massive skull traumas and blunt force body injuries. He added, "To come here and see something like this is just an outrage. . . I would love to see this person caught, convicted and put in jail.”
Guardians of Rescue reported that Chaps and Midnight, the kittens' mothers, have been searching desperately for their babies. Lori said she "found the two mothers huddling together, very frantic."
Adding to the mystery about the reason these eight feral kittens were so brutally killed, Guardians of Rescue reported that the surrounding community had welcomed and were enjoying the kittens, with no threats made concerning the feral colony.
In an attempt to draw greater attention to the case, Guardians of Rescue uploaded graphic photographs of the murdered kittens on their Facebook page, and will be publishing regular updates on the situation.
Anyone who has any information about this heinous act of animal cruelty, please call the SPCA hotline at 1-631-382-7722, contact Guardians of Rescue at 1-888-287-3864, or email email@example.com.
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