Port Orange, Florida Caged Cats Drowned

PORT ORANGE, Fla. (AP) — Humane Society officials are asking for the public’s help as they try to figure out who put two cats in a crate and drowned them.

The cats were found Wednesday after someone noticed something suspicious floating in a Port Orange retention pond.

Halifax Humane Society Executive Director Miguel Abi-hassan says the cats were in the water at least three days.

The Daytona Beach News-Journal reports necropsies will be performed to determine the cause of death.

Abi-hassan says he believes the cats drowned because of the deep scratch marks found on the inside of the cage. He says there is a $2,000 reward for information leading to a conviction in the incident.

The Volusia County State Attorney’s Office has also been contacted about the case.

Source: Daytona Beach News-Journal, Associated Press