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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ShutUp Stupid

Way to be more mature Marilyn. I applaud you.

Kay Hall

People should read Mike's comment again. He wasn't saying anything bad. He was simply saying we live in a messed up society and it's true! We really shouldn't be surprised anymore. But saying brutish things such as he should be hung by a tree by his you know what? Well that right there makes you no better then the people who do those things! If you wish harm on another person then how can you care about animals?? This is what's wrong with society. You can't say ANYHTING without people saying something nasty in response! Wtf?? The ASPCA website is not a place for foul language! Shame on you!! I know I'll probably get some nasty horrible comments in return but I honestly don't care! Get off the site if you have nothing nice to say!!


Amen Lisa!


If men could have babies it would be whole different ball game in my opinion. But that's a whole other issue.

The point is this is evil...

Adopt lots of kids and donate money to adoption agencies if that's how you feel...kinda like what animal advocates do. We adopt from shelters and donate money and time to help animals.


Wrong Tatiana, there are millions of women who feel the same way as Mike & I.


Feel what way?Feel the need to lash out at strangers in a comment section because you are frustrated with the crappy world we live in?Thats proactive!

Mai Nakaharu

Stupid people love other stupid people :) So adorable until they speak... then its ruined...






Really? Being rude because someone else said something do not match with your opinion is not the way. In fact you're more close to the people who killed these cats then he is.