We were hearing reports all day yesterday about these signs, which went up for several blocks around the Petco at Avenue Y and East 16th Street.
It does appear someone is going after local strays, so if you’ve got a pet cat who likes the outdoors, it might be a good idea to keep it inside for the next couple of weeks.
We’ve also heard all the strays at the former gas station on Avenue Z and East 16th are gone. One person yesterday told us they feared they were all dead, but another reader informed us that a friend of hers had rescued three kittens from the location. A fourth was dead. She is now looking for homes for the kitties, so speak up if you’re interested.
As the sign notes, there is a $2,500 reward for information leading to the arrest of anyone poisoning cats. To file a report, contact the Humane Law Enforcement of the ASPCA at (212) 876-7700 x4450.