MOUNT SINAI, N.Y. — A Suffolk County man shot his neighbors cats with a pellet gun, according to Suffolk County Police and the Suffolk SPCA.
Authorities said a Long Island man noticed one of his cats was walking with a limp in early September; police said a veterinarian determined that the cat had been shot with a pellet gun. The cat was euthanized.
Thursday, the man called police after noticing two of his other cats were limping, with a veterinarian determining they, too, had been shot. The cats are being treated for their injuries.
Investigators determined the man’s neighbor, Clifford Nagel, 72, shot the three cats with a pellet gun.
Nagel was charged with three counts of aggravated cruelty to animals.