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.

Bobby Gardner December 12, 2012 at 10:30 PM
No penalty too severe.
Lorraine Masone December 12, 2012 at 10:31 PM
It's too bad there isn't a law that sentences killers of defenseless creatures to meet their demise in the same manner they treated their victims....
H. Marx December 12, 2012 at 10:58 PM
It is also a pity that people won't leave their animals indoors, I almost hit a cat recently in my car, if I rushed it to an emergency hospital, would they reimburse me?
Mike Salvatore December 12, 2012 at 11:12 PM
Obviously the peron responsible for this is very wrong, but in the same breath cat owners have a responsibility to monitor their pets or spay and neuter resposably. someone has set up a cat hotel for strays at the foot of pine neck ave. These animals continue to breed at will and roam the neighborhood. This is not only a nuisance , but a health hazard. you are responsible or your pets the end
Lorraine Masone December 13, 2012 at 12:13 AM
In full agreement with you both, Bobby and H. Marx.....I have relentlessly tried to educate the people in my neighborhood about keeping their pets safe inside, especially cats.....they are all ignorant and negligent people....one woman in my complex always insisted her cat Monty was outdoor savvy...turns out this past June, he wound up missing for 3 days only to come wobbling home to his owner, and having his entire right limb amputated up to the shoulder......Now he is mamed for life, and all his owner does is complain about how much money the animal cost her!!! She doesn't even get it that she was the cause of his fate!! PLEASE EVERYONE: Domestic animals are NOT MEANT to roam around outdoors unattended....this is not the jungle, or the dessert, or an area with acres and acres of unabounding land, where they could be safe.....this is an area populated with people, vehicles, and also individuals who are out there capturing and selling strays and owner's pets to laboratories for experimentation and research......please don't have a pet if you can't do this simple practice of keeping them safe.....
K. December 13, 2012 at 12:27 AM
There has got to be a special Circle in Hell for these types of people.
Linda Buono December 13, 2012 at 12:27 AM
Lorraine, I couldn't agree with you more!
annette kattau December 13, 2012 at 02:38 PM
Its pretty hard to control cats. We all do our best !!! That is no reason to kill them, however. I have to cats one never goes out, I rescued her 4 years ago, someone cut her tail off...... We have another rescue from our neighborhood 10 years ago he only had three legs and after surgery for same he became ours. He is in and out and stays basically on our property he thinks he is a watch dog......again hard to control cats......so we ended up with two abused cats and we love them.....
Gregory T. Sarafin December 13, 2012 at 03:07 PM
While I do not condone animal cruelty in any form, people need to realize that stray and feral cats have become an environmental, property and health menace in many areas. Large populations have endangered many wild species of birds and other animals. They can carry diseases that can be spread to other animals and humans. Due to their natural curiosity, they get into things that result in damage to property. No one seems to have considered if this cat was possibly attacking pets or livestock, or creating another nuisance. No, shooting is not necessarily the way to deal with it, but trapping and calling animal control would always be appropriate. People with pets need to display some responsibility, and not impose your animal on the environment or other people. The animal rights groups may get more support if they remembered this. Providing education and assistance with things like neutering and removal of stray animals would prevent far more cases of cruelty than defending nuisance pets.
Farina Lane December 13, 2012 at 03:42 PM
I wonder if this is connected to the multiple animal killings that are also happening in the community nearby - just a few months ago a bunch of animals were killed due to poison....
Wayne D. December 13, 2012 at 09:08 PM
$2,000 dollar reward for a cat and a young girl was killed years ago and a reward of $2,500 for that cold case. Something is wrong here !!!!
Pat Powers December 13, 2012 at 09:30 PM
I have four female cats all rescues. They are fixed, shots and stay inside, they have the whole house for themselves and I will not let them go out. There are too many sick people and danger outside. Whoever did this to the cat should get karma back.
Pat Powers December 13, 2012 at 09:32 PM
In my area a few of us have neutered the males and females. This way no new cats in the area
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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