PATCHOGUE, N.Y. – A reward is being offered for information leading to the arrest and conviction of the person who hanged a cat on Long Island.
The Suffolk County SPCA says police found the dead cat, with a rope around its neck, on Monday night in Patchogue.
A necropsy has determined it died from asphyxiation.
The local SPCA chief, Roy Gross, tells Newsday that the cat "suffered quite a bit" before dying.
Gross says the $2,500 reward is being posted "in the hopes that someone out there knows what happened to this poor animal."
Anyone with information is asked to call 631-382-7722. All calls will be kept confidential.