The Suffolk County SPCA said four kittens with their throats slashed were found in Riverhead.
The Suffolk County SPCA said four kittens with their throats slashed were found in Riverhead.

The reward for information leading to an arrest in the gruesome slayings of four three-week old kittens has ballooned to more than $5,000 in the past week.

The Suffolk County SPCA announced Wednesday that the New York City chapter of the animal protection group contributed $2,500, pushing the reward to $5,200. The increase comes amid public outcry in the brutal throat-slashing of the four kittens.

Suffolk County SPCA Chief Roy Gross said the kittens were found dead Oct. 1 in the rear yard of a East Main Street business in Riverhead.

“It appeared that the bodies of the kittens had been thrown over the fence into the yard of the business,” he said in a press release. “Justice must be found for these innocent kittens.”

Anyone with information can call the Suffolk SPCA at 631-382-7722.

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