The story of this central New York fur baby breaks my heart, but it needs to be told so police can find the awful people behind its torture. Syracuse Police are looking for information about animal cruelty cases that took place in July, and a local animal alliance is now offering a reward to help find the person responsible for torturing a kitten.

The kitten was found with no front legs and other fresh wounds. It was found on Schneider Street on the north side of Syracuse on July 25, and although it was treated for its extensive injuries, it didn't survive. The Animal Alliance of Greater Syracuse is now offering a $1,000 reward for information about who tortured the kitten.

Syracuse Police Department

Earlier that month, on July 8, an emaciated dog was found in the bushes in north Syracuse near Highland Park, just blocks from where the kitten was found. Syracuse Police said it appeared the dog was "apparently left to die."

Syracuse Police Department

The pictures of these innocent animals make me so sad. If you know any information, please contact Syracuse Police Department Animal Cruelty Investigator Tara Kalil at 315-442-5336 or tkalil@syracusepolice.org.