Reward doubled for info on Schenectady cat killer

SCHENECTADY, N.Y. (NEWS10) – The award for info on who nailed a cat to a tree in Schenectady has reached $2,000.

The Schenectady County SPCA announced on Friday its offering $1,000 in reward money to the individual who steps forward with information leading to an arrest.

On Monday the New York State Humane Association announced its support to bring the cat killer to justice by announcing it will match the SPCA’s $1,000 reward for information leading to an arrest, bringing the amount up to $2,000.

Last week two teens found a cat nailed to a tree at Steinmetz Park in Schenectady in what a veteran police spokesman described as a “rare and very disturbing” case of animal abuse. The scene of the abuse was processed by investigators for evidence and a necropsy to determine the cat’s cause of death was to occur. In response to the cruel killing of the cat, the New York State Humane Association publicly urged cat owners to keep their cats indoors as the animals may be placed at even greater risk of harm around Halloween.

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