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In a span of approximately two weeks, almost an entire colony of alley cats (except one little girl) has vanished leaving neighbors heart-broken and outraged.  These 7 little souls brightened the lives of many: not just the neighbors who fed and cared for them, but dozens of friends and family who visited us and came to know and love these cats as much as we did.    There is no doubt that these cats met with foul play: they were all spayed and neutered, fed 2-3 meals a day, and had winter shelters in which they could escape the elements each night. This small colony was well cared for—even doted on—by local residents who came to know each and every one of them:

OLD MAN GREY, the patriarch of the colony,  a sweet, handsome, debonair gentleman.  

BLACK & WHITE, a lovely senior lady, constant companion and best friend of Old Man Grey.  

OLD ORANGE, a dear old ginger tom who returned faithfully to his private home in my yard every night.

BIG STRIPE, the most elusive and feral of the colony, but also a devoted Mother to Simba (missing), White & Black (missing) and Little Blackie (the lone survivor).

SIMBA, a gentle, sweet little girl who never strayed far from her loving mother, Big Stripe.

WHITE & BLACK, an adorable mischievous boy who roamed the alley with his siblings and his best friend, Niece.

NIECE, the adorable young girl, with movie star looks and a happy, playful personality.

These cats would never leave the alley of their own accord.

Prior to their disappearance we learned neighbors discovered evidence of attempted poisoning (open tuna fish cans laced with antifreeze).  Shortly after their disappearance, we discovered evidence of trapping.  Since we did not find the remains of any of the cats, we can only assume the worse—they were trapped and destroyed. While we are heartbroken over this loss, we also find it very disturbing to know that someone in our community could commit such a cold-hearted act—not once, but 7 times!

$5000 Reward

For information leading to the arrest and conviction of the person(s) responsible for these crimes. If you have any information about their disappearance, please contact us:

Call or text: (917) 627-4950


seeking justice for 7 beloved alley cats

seeking justice for 7 beloved alley cats