The Suffolk County SPCA is reaching out to the public for information about a ritualistic killing of chickens.
Chief Roy Gross of the Suffolk SPCA said that we received a call on August 4th, 2017 that several chickens had been beheaded at West Lake Pond in Great River. Animal sacrifice is the ritual killing and offering of an animal as part of a religious ritual. Also found at the location were fruits and vegetables.
A two thousand dollar ($2,000.00) reward is being offered by the Suffolk County SPCA for information leading to the arrest and conviction of anyone responsible for unjustifiably harming, mutilating or killing an animal.
Gross said that anyone with information can call the Suffolk County SPCA at 631-382-7722 and that all calls will be kept confidential.