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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Jenessa DiLeo

But, cats have to HELP in drstroying THEM!!!!!!!!

Mai Nakaharu

Yes to both postings. Cats HAVE to help for it to work good :)


Mary, you got the right idea!!


This is why people don't take animal rights activists seriously - because these issues always become a personal, childish, overemotional slanging match. Honestly. Why not try to fight our cause with dignity? Insults do not get us any further or help us to garner respect from those who NEED to listen.


I pray that they find the asshole that did this horrific crime and that he,she or they are put in prison for life. WITHOUT PAROLE , if it was up to me I would say DEATH PENALTY !!!!!

Lois Perkins

I agree with you about the torture of cats.


Ignorant ass!


Ignorant ass!


Mike, of course all of that happens, and of course people ARE appauled by it, against humans.... but there's also people that hate animal abuse as well. Just because we grieve for animals doesn't mean we grieve any less for human abuse. Nobody, and nothing should ever BE abused, period. You really should learn to think before you speak... it does wonders !

nancy amans