HOWARD BEACH, Queens (WABC) -- Over a dozen cats were found dead behind a building in Queens Saturday.
There were 14 dead cats found at a non-residential building near 102nd Street and 115th Avenue in Howard Beach.
Officials say the cats appear to have been thrown over a fence.
The NYPD is investigating the incident as a case of animal cruelty with the help of the ASPCA.
"It's one of the most tragic and heartbreaking things I've ever had to look at, I had to take breaks and go back into my car -- it was just horrible," said Meagan Licari, President of Puppy Kitty NYCity.
In a separate situation, five stray cats were found with serious injuries in Richmond Hills and taken to Puppykittynycity, a local shelter where they're currently recovering.
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