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 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.


Thank you Lisa!!!! I couldn't have said it better myself.


You must be pro abortion. Sad.


and what is wrong with that? Nothing.


Thanks Lisa! I totally agree with you. ALL cruelty is evil, no matter what form it takes and to whom it is given!


While cruelty against another human being, be it child, adult, ederly, family or stranger is beyond contempt....why & HOW can you have a grievence against wanting to precent it to happening to animals as well??? Do they NOT deserve decency & respect? Just bexause people like me want to stop animal abuse does NOT mean we condon human abuse. Abuse of ANY KIND is just that...and needs to be dealt with as severly as laws allow.


Perfectly said. Some people always want to compare human abuse vs animal abuse to lessen its importance. Any kind of abuse should be unacceptable and should be severely punished, regardless of its nature. Cat killer today, mass murder tomorrow.


In the context of cruelty, abuse such as this shows how these people treat all living things and obviously don't have respect for life. So they get away with this, so maybe they kill people or abuse children next. They should be found and prosecuted.



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