Members of the Putnam SPCA are hoping that a $500 reward will help them find the person responsible for decapitating a cat.
Officials announced Thursday that a Putnam Lake resident, who reportedly wishes to remain anonymous, donated the reward money. in the Patterson hamlet, near the intersection of Garfield Drive and Quogue Road, Monday morning.
The reward is being offered for information "leading to the arrest and conviction of the person or persons involved in the decapitation," the SPCA said in a statement.
Authorities are asking anyone with information to contact them via the animal cruelty hotline at 845-520-6915, or this website. They say all calls will be kept confidential.