A cat was found abandoned Tuesday with her four dead kittens in a cage in a wooded area in Patchogue.

Now, the Suffolk County SPCA is asking the public’s help as it tries to determine who left the cats on the deserted path.

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The female feline was found, along with her kittens, in the travel carrier, with the initials “TOH,” in a wooded area near Grove Avenue between Newins and Smith streets by an area resident out for a walk, officials said.

It was not immediately clear how long the cats had been there. The SPCA said the circumstances are under investigation, but said that the abandonment is consistent with a misdemeanor act of animal cruelty. Conviction on such a charge could result in a fine or imprisonment.

The SPCA is offering a $2,000 reward for any information leading to arrest and conviction in the case.

Anyone with information is asked to call the SPCA at 631-382-7722. All calls will remain confidential.

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Officials said the mother cat is currently in foster care — and she will soon be available for adoption.