PORT ORANGE, Fla. (AP) - Humane Society officials are asking for the public's help as they try to figure out who put two cats in a crate and drowned them.
The cats were found Wednesday after someone noticed something suspicious floating in a Port Orange retention pond.
Halifax Humane Society Executive Director Miguel Abi-hassan says the cats were in the water at least three days.
The Daytona Beach News-Journal reports necropsies will be performed to determine the cause of death.
Abi-hassan says he believes the cats drowned because of the deep scratch marks found on the inside of the cage. He says there is a $2,000 reward for information leading to a conviction in the incident.
The Volusia County State Attorney's Office has also been contacted about the case.
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