PUTNAM, N.Y. - Veterinarians believe the person responsible for decapitating the cat whose head was recently discovered in Putnam Lake used "an extremely sharp knife or edge instrument," officials say.
The Putnam County SPCA first received word about the cat from a Putnam resident around 8:15 a.m. Monday. The resident observed a decapitated cat head in the road on Garfield Drive, near the intersection of Quogue Road in the Putnam Lake community of the Town of Patterson.
Putnam County SPCA Humane Law Enforcement Officers arrived at the location within minutes and observed the decapitated cat head, a brown mackerel tabby, on the street. No blood or body was found at or near the scene.
Veterinarians report blunt trauma to the tissue beneath the animal's scalp. They say the animal was killed three to five hours before finding the head.
Authorities are treating the incident as a criminal case.
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