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Puppies at the Calverton Shelter. (Credit: Courtesy Kent)

Puppies at the Calverton Shelter. (Credit: Kent Animal Shelter courtesy)

Have you recently welcomed a furry little addition into your home?

Though they may just babies themselves, kittens as young as four months and puppies as young as five months are old enough to get pregnant.

Kent Animal Shelter of Calverton has teamed up with PetSmart Charities to introduce the “Precious, Not Parents” campaign, offering low-cost spay or neuter surgeries throughout the month of June.  (more…)

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PAUL SQUIRE PHOTO | The scene where four kittens were found mutilated in Riverhead last Tuesday.

PAUL SQUIRE PHOTO | The scene where four kittens were found mutilated in Riverhead last Tuesday.

Less than a week after the Suffolk SCPA announced it was on the lookout for whoever left four kittens dead behind an East Main Street business with their throats slashed, the reward for information leading to an arrest has grown from $1,000 to $5,200.

The kittens – estimated to be about three weeks old each – had been found thrown over a fence behind Riverhead Brake Service last Tuesday morning. The Suffolk SPCA was then notified and word has spread since, most recently gaining a $2,500 reward from the New York City-based ASPCA.

“The public outcry to this heinous act of cruelty has been tremendous,” Gross said in a statement on Wednesday.

Whoever is responsible faces felony animal cruelty charges, which carries up to two years in jail for each animal killed.

Last week, Gross called the culprit – or culprits – a “danger to society.”

“This never ends unfortunately,” he said. “Obviously this is very disturbing.”