On Monday, February 18th, 2019 the SPCA received a call from the police department concerning the death of two young male cats. The cats were both approximately a year old, black and white in color and were found deceased on a garbage can near the 1200 block of Grand Ave in Asbury Park. Evidence collected at the scene suggest that this may not have been an isolated incident and both casts suffered significant trauma.

Law enforcement officials are seeking the public’s assistance in identifying the individual responsible for the cruel killing of two cats — Monmouth County Prosecutor Christopher J. Gramiccioni.

The Prosecutor’s Office along with the Asbury Park Police Department are requesting the public’s assistance. Anyone with knowledge as to who may have brought harm to these cats or as to the owners of the cats, should contact either the Monmouth County SPCA Animal Cruelty Hotline at (877) 898-7297 or the Asbury Park Police Department at (732) 774-1300.

Anyone who wishes to make an anonymous report can call the Monmouth County Crime Stoppers’ confidential tip-line at 1-800-671-4400. Tipsters can also text “MONMOUTH” and their tip to 274637 or they can email a tip via the website at

This story has also been covered by Jersey Shore Online