Riverhead - (WALK) The violent death of four kittens in Suffolk is attracting attention, and donations to a growing pool of reward money for help in finding the killer.
The reward is now $5,200 for information leading to the arrest and conviction of the person or people responsible for killing four kittens then dumping their bodies behind a business in Riverhead last week, according to the Suffolk County Society for the Prevention of Cruelty to Animals (SC SPCA).
Authorities say the kittens were black-and-gray, about three weeks old, and their throats had been slashed. Investigators say the bodies were evidently dumped behind Riverhead Brake Service on East Main Street sometime between 5:00 p.m. on Monday September 30 and 6:30 a.m. Tuesday, October 1.
The original reward for information was $1,000, but rapidly increased. On Wednesday SC SPCA authorities said the New York City based ASPCA contributed $2,500, raising the total so far to $,5,200.
Anyone with information about this heinous crime is urged to call 631-382-7722, all calls will be confidential.