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5 Sands Point 'Caged Cats' Land New Homes

Some rescued cats found new homes via the Glen Cove Animal Lovers League Cat Adoption Drive at Petco.

Five of the  earlier this month were adopted during the Cat Adoption Drive at  on Saturday, Nov. 26, and Sunday, Nov. 27.

Volunteers said they are grateful for the community's help in finding new homes for the cats, who were mistreated and locked in cages without food or water.

Despite their treatment, most of the cats have been nursed back to health and are well tempered, acording to shelter staff. They said the cats make "perfect" holiday gifts, and come with a unique story behind their rescue.

Police and Nassau County officials are still investigating, and have not yet commented on suspects or charges.

If you would like to adopt one of the cats, visit the  on Shore Road, or check out their Web site.

The North Shore Animal League in Port Washington took several of the cats as well. For adoption inquiries, visit their Web site or call 516-888-7575.

Henry Scalfanzi November 30, 2011 at 05:28 AM
This is an appalling story with what appears to be a happy ending. I hope those involved are brought to justice. Thank you to the volunteers.
Voice of Reason November 30, 2011 at 02:36 PM
YES - when will justice be served up and made public, as to who is responsible and punished for this calculated cruelty? This was NO act of kindness with what these poor pets were forced to endure, and left to die had they not been found! By letting this abuse go, what example does it show our children, let alone adults that they can do this and get away with it! This case needs to be added to Pet-Abuse.com database: http://www.pet-abuse.com/pages/home.php
Ann W. Latner November 30, 2011 at 09:43 PM
I was one of the volunteers at the Glen Cove Petco on Sunday. I was told by the Animal Lovers' League (who has been coordinating the rescue/adoptions) that only one cat was adopted at the weekend event -- the pretty kitten in the picture above. The other cats are, to my knowledge, still available. PLEASE consider taking in one of these beauties. The young cat with the one blue eye and one brown eye has a wonderful personality, as does the beautiful gray cat (who unfortunately is FIV positive). These are wonderful cats who deserve better than what they have had. Please adopt. If you can't adopt, please volunteer. If you can't volunteer, please donate -- but please, do something!
Christine December 01, 2011 at 12:19 AM
They say that the police are still investigating and haven't released any more information. I'm still disgusted that Newsday hasn't reported a thing on this case.
George Mulligan December 01, 2011 at 12:59 AM
To Voice of Reason and Christine: I agree, it is a disgrace the public hasn't been informed on who is responsible for this incident or what was the motive. Perhaps the person who caged these cats was misguided. We just want to know the facts. It seems the "authorities" hope the matter will just go away. Just like the bicyle rider killed on Port Blvd a few months ago, Nothing new is ever reported. Keep these incidents in mind when the elected or appointed offcials come looking for your vote. They are not serving the public if they withold information.
Christine December 01, 2011 at 01:51 AM
I assume it's a "bird lover" but I'd like to know what really happened.
George Mulligan December 01, 2011 at 02:00 AM
Christine: I agree. I would also like to know what really happened. Thanks for keeping up the inquiry.
Laurie Lat December 01, 2011 at 03:35 PM
I agree Henry. This was awful. What if they weren't found? I hope they all get good homes. They went thru plenty those poor cats.

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