Reward for info on hanged cat in Patchogue
A cat was found with a rope around its neck in a Patchogue backyard this week and a veterinarian's necropsy shows that the animal died of asphyxiation by hanging, Suffolk SPCA officials said.
The agency is offering a reward for information leading to the arrest of the cat's killers.
"The cat suffered quite a bit," said Chief Roy Gross of the Suffolk County Society for the Prevention of Cruelty to Animals.
The SPCA is offering a $5,000 reward for information leading to an arrest, and asks the public's help identifying those responsible.
"It is very barbaric and we will aggressively investigate this to find the person or persons responsible," Gross said.
"Acts of cruelty like this will not be tolerated in this county."
Anyone with information is asked to contact the
Gross said, "Due to the horrific way this cat died, we are posting a reward in the hopes that someone out there knows what happened to this poor animal."