Reward Offered in Horrific Killing of 25 Cats in Yonkers

Wednesday, April 30, 2014 - 10:30am
Reward Offered in Horrific Killing of 25 Cats in Yonkers

The ASPCA is contributing $5,000 toward a reward for information leading to an arrest and conviction in a gruesome cat killing case that stunned New York’s Westchester County last week. On April 24, dozens of deceased cats in various states of decomposition were discovered in black plastic bags hanging from a tree in the community of Yonkers.

The ASPCA’s reward is in addition to $13,250 being offered by the SPCA of Westchester, the lead agency on the case. Shannon Laukhuf, executive director of the SPCA of Westchester, announced the reward on Tuesday. Other organizations contributing to the reward include the Humane Society of the United States, the Animal Legal Defense Fund, the Defense of Animals Fund, and Alley Cat Allies.

“This is a truly disturbing case of animal cruelty,” says Stacy Wolf, Senior Vice President of the ASPCA’s Anti-Cruelty Group. “While our ultimate hope is that these types of heinous acts never occur, this is a message that cruelty toward animals will not be tolerated in our society. We thank the SPCA of Westchester for its commitment to finding justice for these innocent cats.” 

Anyone with information on this case is asked to call the SPCA of Westchester’s confidential hotline at (914) 941-7797.

Please be vigilant in your community and report suspected animal abuse. Visit our Fight Cruelty section to learn which agencies are responsible for investigating and enforcing anti-cruelty laws in your area. 

Photo courtesy of: SPCA of Westchester

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abortion is murder and child endangering and abuse.


May God Bless all of us...And Especially all the innocent like our Children and our Creatures..

Catrina Coleman

The bottom line here people is we have an extremely sick individual/s out here ready to begin with humans........this truly hurts my heart


You've got a point, Catrina...this can be a trademark of serial killers; they experiment with their methods on animals first. For all we know, this person will graduate to human children next. So unless we want to find THAT Killing Tree, we need to find the sick bastard that's doing this.


I think that Mike might just be having a bad day with his explanation. Either way, everyone on this blog is right. We're not talking about babies. The subject right now is animal cruelty. We're not saying one is not worth talking about Mike. You have to get on the right page. We can turn it when we're done.


Mike is right, & judging by your reply Marilyn you're as bad as the monster(s) who did that to all those cats. Sounds like you've murdered some of your children as well to evoke that response from you.


Brad, you're disgusting for even posting that response.

Mai Nakaharu

My heart goes out to these poor animals who only deserved someone to love them. Not have some psycho human do what they did to them for whatever reason. If there is an afterlife, I hope Jesus is feeding them right now. :.(

Hey Marilyn. Don't be a poison, Marilyn, I am embarrassed for you right now. Makes you no better than the person who did this to those poor cats for you to say things of the likes of that. I'm sure you'll reply back to me with something just as stupid and catty (no pun intended due to the article.) People online are pretty predictable. You generally do lose all credibility when you start talking like that though. So tape your hands together if you can't type something nice here. This isn't a place for you to "look" smarter than everyone...

frieda carlson

if we let this go on.with no caring ,they will soon come in your homes,,remember dommer iv meet him.he did the same to cats and dogs than ate humens,these people will kill us this is the next step in their minds.WILL YOU WAKE UP PLEASE,take action,we have to find them and stop them,any way we can,if law cant,well then we have to do it our way,we have to protect our selfs.any way


There are people letting there anger out over some things that would be better for another site. At the moment this is all about these poor cats. Hope they find the SO B'S.