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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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Mai Nakaharu

Warped logic

jean-louis touillon

well said...human is the biggest predator on earth!

cherie

The man was not down playing the horror of the cat torture, he was not attempting to say one evil was worse than the other, he was only commenting that all of society has major issues, this is not the only one......he is obviously horrified by all of them......no need to tell someone off, you should apologize, really

Angelo

You are absolutely right , he should have word it differently that's all

Dave

You need to get a grip. The person wasn't saying that what happened to the cats was not evil. They were making the bigger statement that there are evil people throughout our society and we need to get that under control as a whole.

Dave

You need to get a grip. The person wasn't saying that what happened to the cats was not evil. They were making the bigger statement that there are evil people throughout our society and we need to get that under control as a whole.

jenn

Preach Lisa!! The amazing thing about some people, they do not get how murdering/abusing animals and people are connected. Most disturbed people start with the abuse to animals which is a gateway to humans. This story is disgusting and disturbing and I hope this waste of oxygen gets caught.

KAR

Very mature Lisa, I find the killing of children horrific just as this Mike does, but I tell you this, whom ever is or has killed these cats in this manner is sick and should be put away, it is very sinister and if someone kills one animal , they will kill any animal, human, cat, dog etc.. it is all diabolical and disturbing and we should be aware of all cruelness and abolish it.

Kimberly joy Kl...

I totally agree! Evil is evil.

Marsha

I agree, Lisa. It is about all forms of evil and one is not worse than the other. That thinking gets us nowhere. Keep standing up for what's right, Lisa.

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