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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I'm amazed nobody noticed or thought to report these hanging bags as anything unusual before they were actually investigated...cats in various states of decomposition...tells me they may have been hung there in the bags while alive and allowed to starve to death. There's definitely some sick bastard out there in Yonkers...better find him before he moves on to children.

Mark Olson

Mike,I would like to hang you from a tree,you dumb ASS CLOWN

Ann McGarrell

Someone sick and dangerous is out there. Don't those plastic bags have fingerprints on them?


When you find these fcking losers, contact me, I'll take care of them for free, serious


For the idiot who thinks some cruelty is "less" than other cruelty... The cats (or dogs or any animal) suffer just as much as humans. The inequity is that "homicide" is perceived as a more serious crime than "mere" animal cruelty... The older I get, the more I find myself in favor of Hamurabi's Code (the old an eye for an eye idea)...


I sure wish I knew who did this wicked act I could use the money. would enjoy seeing the wicked person / people hang from a bag on the same tree alive in the bag!

Kara Barnes

I hope they catch the people who did this to these poor innocent cats, and I hope they go to jail!!!

sammy tanner

I pray to God for his devine justice in this horrible tragedy.