Police, SPCA Looking for Cat Killer in E. Patchogue

SPCA offering a $2,000 reward for info leading to the arrest of the person(s) responsible for shooting an adult cat.

The Suffolk County Society for The Prevention of Cruetly to Animals (SPCA) and Suffolk Police are looking for the person(s) who shot and killed a cat in East Patchogue. 

Roy Gross, chief of the SPCA, said a dead adult cat was found on Hampton Street on Tuesday. It was discovered a short distance away from homes in the area in a tall grass/marshy area near the Great South Bay. 

The SPCA is offering a $2,000 reward for information leading to the arrest and conviction of the person(s) responsible for shooting and killing the cat. 

Chief Gross is asking anyone with information to call the Suffolk County SPCA at 631-382-7722. All calls will be kept confidential.

ItBme December 16, 2012 at 08:44 PM
a person that would abuse or kill any animal... is a mentally disturbed person in need of help. It is not just ..big deal it was only a cat or dog or what ever animal... it is a sign of deep psychological problems, same problem of animal abuse found in almost every serial killer, anti social behavior and people with no empathy at all... it is a sign and symptom of a very deep, psychopathic, anti social problem that affects everyone else this person comes in contact with. Today an animal, tomorrow your child or other living one. There are many more animals out and on their own, lost and abandoned unintentionally due to Storm Sandy. I agree that people who have cats , such as myself, have these animals neutered or spayed and keep them indoors. An outdoor cats causes a lot of damage to the natural environment around them, besides the obvious of killing birds and other animals, not to mention keeping an on going population of feral cats thriving. There is never an excuse to abuse or hurt an animal or any living thing for that matter. It is a very serious indicator of the mindset of humanity at the moment and that is truly a scary sight.
Arrista Belk-Pottle December 16, 2012 at 08:51 PM
This cat was obviously someone's pet...it seems well cared for. It also may be one of the pets displaced by Hurricane Sandy...many people lost everything to the storm...including their pets. Animal rescues are working hard to reunite these pets to their owners.. I hope they find which did this and put them in jail for a long time...preferably with an animal lover in their cell....let them work it out in private...
Arrista Belk-Pottle December 16, 2012 at 08:58 PM
Everyone is always talking about cats killing birds....We have had outside cats since 1977. In all these years we have NEVER seen a cat catch and kill a bird...or found a dead bird in our yard...nor have neighbors complained of finding a dead bird or seeing a cat kill one. We live in a rural area and we feed the wild birds all the time. I just feel this is more an 'urban legend' than real facts. Birds FLY ....cats can't...
Pat Powers December 16, 2012 at 11:39 PM
I agree I feed to feral male cats and they prefer the cat food I give them then the birds. I do have bird feeders on my property.
Mary korsakoff December 18, 2012 at 05:30 PM
Lord Jesus please find the person that did this to let them know it is not Ok to kill innocent animals maybe they should try a shouting gallery to stay away from people and animals and then they can take there anger out


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