ATLANTIC CITY — A $5,000 reward is being offered for information leading to the arrest and conviction of whoever killed three cats in March.

The group Alley Cat Allies put up the reward after Atlantic City Police posted pictures of the suspects caught on surveillance video. The cats were found on March 27 at Vermont Avenue and the boardwalk

“Animal cruelty must be taken seriously, and the guilty parties should be punished to the full extent of the law,” Alley Cats founder and president Becky Robinson said in a statement.

The cats were part of the Atlantic City chapter's Boardwalk Cats Project, which has cared for "community cat colonies" since 2000 using a trap-neuter-return method.

Robinson was pleased that Atlantic City Police are still investigating the case.

“Atlantic City is a model for the rest of the nation in showing how cats and people coexist. No matter where cats live they are loved and valued," Robinson said.

Atlantic City Police said anyone with information about the case to call 609-347-5766 or anonymously text to tip411 (847411). Begin your text with ACPD.

Contact reporter Dan Alexander at Dan.Alexander@townsquaremedia.com

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