Long Island man accused of shooting neighbor’s cats with pellet gun

A man from Mount Sinai has been arrested for allegedly shooting three of his neighbor’s cats with a pellet gun in a series of attacks.

According to the Suffolk County Police Department, a resident living on Puritan Drive noticed that one of his cats was walking with a limp early in September and a veterinarian determined that it had been shot with a pellet gun. The cat was then euthanized. 

The man called police again on November 14 after noticing that two of his other cats were limping and a veterinarian determined that they also had been shot. Both pets are being treated for their injuries. 

Following an investigation, police arrested Clifford Nagel, 72, and have charged him with three counts of aggravated cruelty to animals.  Nagel is due in court on a later date to face the felony charges.


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