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40 frozen cats found in storage unit in LIC, police say


Oct. 18, 2016 Staff Report

Be careful what you bid for.

A man who bid on the contents contained within a storage locker in Long Island City yesterday got an unpleasant surprise when he opened it to find two freezers full of frozen dead cats.

According to police, an employee at the storage facility, American Self-Storage at 47-30 29th Street, called 911 around 5:30 p.m. last night to report the discovery of the two freezers with about 40 dead cats inside.

The gruesome scene was discovered by a man who bid on the storage facility, owned by a woman who stopped making payments on the locker in July, according to the New York Post, which first reported the incident.

Police have identified the woman who previously owned the storage unit, but have not yet brought any charges against her.

The ASPCA was notified of the discovery and the NYPD is continuing to investigate.

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When i was a kid, there was a Chinese restaurant in my neighborhood that got closed by the Board of Health for serving cat ribs as spareribs. just sayin’…

don knotts

I’m sorry for the cats it a shame to hear that. I moved out of this locations because of poor service and the location was used mostly for the moving company that share the same spot. Bad place awful managment


I was a resident of this storage facility for years and I have to say that I am not surprised at all of this news. I know of people who use there units are mini apartments and management doesn’t care. After complaining to Mr. Admir (the site manager) I was threatened and cursed at.

American Self storage of Long island city is a death trap with their defective elevator, poor communication system, even worse security system and a terrible entrance just for starters. I’m sure if one was to look one could find even worse then 40 dead cats. Because of where it’s situated along the Newtown Creek it’s periodically gets flooded with stinky sewage water. I lost a great amount of goods multiple times at this location without an apology or any empathy from prior staff.

I finally had to move out this past June because my disdain for Mr Admir’s foul mouth, his poor management skills, lack if a viable elevator, lack of on site staff and mostly access.

To all, this location has the cheapest rent in the area but I would warn potential consumers to stay the hell away especially if you do not own a car or if your disabled/elderly.


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